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what is the "lord of the flies"? use a quote which helped you understand the term.

Here is the source for the term "lord of the flies".
"The title is said to be a reference to a line from King Lear - "As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods, — They kill us for their sport". (King Lear Act IV, Scene 1[1]) [citation needed] It may also be a reference to the Hebrew name Beelzebub (áòì æáåá, Baal-zvuv, "god of the fly", "host of the fly" or literally "Lord of the Flies"), a name sometimes used as a synonym for Satan.[3]

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