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The dead airman represents the world outside the confines of the island. He is the proof that life is going on in the world outside. He is essentially the message from the world of adults which Ralph had wished for in the preceeding chapter of the book. Unfortunately he was a message which was misread. The body should have reinforced Ralphs message of keeping a fire going in order to get rescued, by reminding the boys of the existence of the world beyond the island. But the body was mistaken for the beast, which undermined Ralph's authority and turned the boys thoughts inwards and away from the outside world and the possibility of rescue.

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Q: What does the dead pilot in Lord of the Flies represent?
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