The Sound of the Shell
The opening chapter begins with two boys, Piggy and Ralph, making their
way through the jungle. We learn, through their dialogue, that they had been
travelling in an airplane with a group of British school children. The plane had
presumably been shot down and crashed on a an island in the Pacific. It is
hinted that the rest of the world is at war, and that most of it
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The Lord of the Flies represents the Beast's danger and
power. According to E. L. Epstein, "...‘lord of the flies' is a
translation of the Hebrew Ba'alzevuv (Beelzebub in Greek).
It has been suggested that is was a mistranslation of a
mistransliterated word...for the Devil..." In the story the
panic and decay that takes place is symbolized by this
pig's head. In its ‘talk' with Simon it explains what the
Beast really is.