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Why was the severed sow's head (and the title of the book) called the Lord of the Flies?



A. Literally, the pig was called this because flies swarmed around its head. However, symbolically, it was used to symbolize Satan, whose nickname is Lord of the Flies.
B. Simon was smelly, and attracted flies to himself and to the pigs head, thus garnering the name.
C. The term refers theologically to the angels, who represent the humanity and beauty of the island.
D. The pig represented two of Jack s desires: to murder, and to play with bugs. This shows the fulfillment of Jack s longing, and thus, his happiness.

This question is part of Lord of the Flies Comprehension Test
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 12, 2016

Literally, the pig was called this because flies swarmed around its head. However, symbolically, it was used to symbolize Satan, whose nickname is Lord of the Flies.
 

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