How does the beast appear as the devil in Lord of the Flies

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  • The Beast
    • "Lord of the Flies"
      • Literal translation of Beelzebub, a name for the devil
      • Evil lies within every heart
        • "Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill! ... You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you?
          • Through this, he become a manifestation of the beast, a symbol of evil and danger caused by fear
            • He also becomes a Satan figure, evoking the beast in all of them
          • Appears devilish by taunting Simon
      • Has some "fun" with Simon
        • "We are going to have fun on this island"
          • Foreshadows Simon's death
            • Through this, he become a manifestation of the beast, a symbol of evil and danger caused by fear
              • He also becomes a Satan figure, evoking the beast in all of them
    • Biblical References
      • Simon's  glade = Garden of Edan
        • Invasion of the Lord of the Flies reflects when Satan came as an animal to the garden
      • The beast and the fear it causes leads to evil within the boys
  • The beast represents the primal instinct of savagery that lives within the boys

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