This was a passage paper from Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

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Lord of the Flies

William Golding, in his book Lord of the Flies, leads the readers, step by step, to understand the core of the problems of society. Two thirds into the book, Golding introduces the Lord of the Flies, which was a monstrous head of a pig on a stick to Simon, one of the boys who survived an airplane crash on a deserted island, and they maintain a telepathic discussion. This conversation reveals the source of power of the Lord of the Flies.

The beast says: " 'Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!' ... the forest... echoed with parody of laughter. 'You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you? Close, close, close! I am the reason why it's no go? Why things are what they are?... You know perfectly well you will only meet me down there - so don't try to escape! ...

You're not wanted. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island. Understand?' ... Simon found he was looking into a vast mouth. '-Or else... we shall do you? See? Jack and Roger and Maurice... and Piggy and Ralph. Do you. See?'

The Lord of the Flies refers to the pathetic attempt of the kids to hunt a Beast. Since the young kids have nightmares about creatures and monsters, and their fears are contagious even to the older boys, they decide to fight and kill it. They think that the creature is, yet, not among them, but somewhere on the island or in the sea. Simon and Piggy suspect that the real danger is inside the group, and Simon's conversation with The lord of the Flies clarifies it graphically. The Lord of the Flies laughs. The real danger is not outside, he says, but inside...