Who saw the beast snake like thing in Lord of the Flies?
The littlun with the mulberry coloured birthmark on his face was the first boy to mention the snake-thing or beastie. He mentioned it at the meeting in chapter 2: Fire on the Mountain. The littlun he said that he'd seen during the previous night and he was worried that it might return and try to eat him.
The boys call the creature in the jungle "the Beastie." The "Beastie" is really a dead parachutist, and they kill Simon, mistaking him for the Beastie. It was the evil inside everyone that killed Simon. The imagined creature in Lord of the Flies is variously called... the snake-thing, the beastie and the beast.
The beast is not a real person or creature. Although at various times the boys think that it might be a snake-thing, a giant squid, a ghost or a winged creature with sharp teeth and claws it is none of the these things. The beast is simply the boys themselves, it is the capacity to do evil which lies inside us all.
in the beginning of the novel, all the littleuns believe that the beast is like a snake living in the trees. One of the littleuns i think who has a mullberry coloured birthmark on his face (he 'disappears' after the fire incident) brings it up in one of the assemblies that a snake-thing came and tried to eat him.
The beastie or beast is not a real person or creature. Although at varius times the boys think that it might be a snake-thing, a giant squid, a ghost or a winged creature with sharp teeth and claws it is none of the these things. The beast is simply the boys themselves, it is the capacity to do evil which lies inside us all.
Simon doubted the existence of the beast suggesting that it might simply be the boys themselves. When the beast was first mentioned, at the second meeting, when it was referred to a snake-thing or beastie, Ralph stated several time, and I quote, "But there is no beast." Later, after the vote in favour of ghosts in the meeting in chapter 5, Ralph says "The trouble is: Are there ghosts, Piggy? Or Beasts?" Piggy said, and…
William Golding presents 'the beast' in Lord of the Flies as the fear and superstition of the boys. (The boys imagine that a monster in the form of a snake, a sea monster, an ape, or other......."beasties" that they dream about lurks nearby.) It also represents the evil inside all of the boys hearts when they turn into savages.
The first mention of the beast is as the nightmare imaginings of a frightened child, who probably mistook a swaying tree creeper for a 'snake-thing.' Later the beast had transformed into an unseen presence in the jungle which the hunters felt was hunting them. During a meeting in which Ralph hoped to end the talk of the beast once and for all further fanciful suggestions were that the beast might be a giant squid or…
The first instance of frightened boy talking to the assembly occurs in chapter 2: Fire on the Mountain. The littlun with the mulberry coloured birthmark on his face has his words relayed by Piggy and tells of seeing a snake-thing the previous night. The littlun asks what they are going to do about the snake-thing and asks if it will return again. Later in the book another frightened littlun, by the name of Percival Wemys…
The main message of Lord of the Flies is revealed by its original title, The Stranger Who Lies Within. The whole point of the book is that the beast which the boys fear is not a real creature at all. The beast is simply part of themselves, the inner darkness within which is capable of perpetrating acts of pure evil when the opportunity arises.
The Lord of the Flies symbolizes the beast inside all of us. Simon might have been called a loony but he was the only one who found out who knew that the beast wasn't a real breathing creature but the beast inside all of us (lord of the flies). When Simon had the talk with the pig's head it might have been confusing but the pig wasn't talking it was his imagination.
It is the pig's head cut off by jack, transformed from a loving pig to a creepy horror. The flies were buzzing around the head, making the pigs head the Lord of the Flies. In other interpretations, Jack is considered to be the Lord of the Flies. The beast is also thought to be the Lord of the Flies.