Lord of the flies BEAST

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Jack is largely responsible for starting the myth of the beast. He used it first to threaten the boys and then to persuade them of their need for his protection.
- the beas can be seen as a way of creating fear and respect.
- the way jack uses the beast mirrors the way UK and American governments used the threats of Russia to manipulate their people and increase military strength.
The mythical Beast takes on a variety of forms. First as a dream, then a snake or sea monster, then the dead pilot's body. The real Beast is the evil that lives inside the boys - but only Simon fully realises this and, ironically, he is killed when the other boys mistakenly think he is the creature itself.