The Beast (Pig's Head) in Lord of the Flies: Analysis & Quotes


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Why do the boys stop fearing the beast in Lord of the Flies?

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1. In Lord of the Flies, why do the boys kill Simon?

2. In Lord of the Flies, why do the boys want to kill one another?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The beast and the Lord of the Flies are key aspects of classic novel Lord of the Flies. This quiz will help you gauge how well you understand the beast including questions about the meaning of the Lord of the Flies, the boys' ideas about the beast, and how these two entities progress the plot.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help you judge your understanding of The Lord of the Flies, including:

  • The boys' relationship with the beast
  • Simon's death
  • What the beast is a symbol for

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Lord of the Flies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the symbolism of the beast in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the boys' murderous tendencies

Additional Learning

For more information about the symbolism in this classic work, review the course titled The Beast (Pig's Head) in Lord of the Flies: Analysis & Quotes. This lesson further details the novel, including:

  • The concept of fear
  • How the boys express savagery
  • A description of the Lord of the Flies