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What does Simon find on the mountaintop?

In chapter 9, Simon climbs to the top of the mountain and discovers that the beast is actually the swaying corpse of a dead paratrooper whose parachute is tangled in the trees, which makes the decaying corpse sway when the wind blows.

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Also, why does Simon travel to the mountaintop?

Simon wants to climb the mountain to find the beast. He has a hallucinatory conversation with the pig's head, in which it tells him it is Satan's minion, "the lord of the flies." It also informs Simon that the beast he seeks is not out there on the mountain but is the evil that resides inside each of them.

Similarly, what does the Lord of the Flies tell Simon? The Lord of the Flies refers to Simon as a "silly little boy" and tells him that he better run off and play with the others before they begin thinking that he is batty. The Lord of the Flies proceeds to tell Simon that he is the beast and says, "Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!

One may also ask, what does Simon find on the mountain top what news does he want to tell the others CH 9?

Simon finds the dead parachutist and frees his parachute ropes from the rocks so that the parachutist's body will stop moving. He wants to tell the others that the “beast” is harmless.

What happens to Simon's body as it goes out to sea?

In the whipping rain, the boys run for shelter. Howling wind and waves wash Simon's mangled corpse into the ocean, where it drifts away, surrounded by glowing fish. At the same time, the wind blows the body of the parachutist off the side of the mountain and onto the beach, sending the boys screaming into the darkness.

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