Examples Of Simon In Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a book about a group of boys stuck on a deserted island who try to organize their own society which results in a series of events and disasters. This book portrays many different personalities and characters that are important parts of the book. One of the protagonists, Simon, has a plethora of fine qualities such as kindness, intuition, thoughtfulness, and virtue. These qualities shape Simon into a Christ-like figure. Simon is shown to be an image of Christ through his tender-hearted nature, prophetic-like qualities, and understanding of the beast within the boys. First of all, Simon 's tender-hearted nature is one of the characteristics that links him to Jesus Christ. He shows this attribute in the book through compassion and appreciation to everything. At one point in the book, Simon is exploring in the jungle when some littluns who were following him motion toward some fruit in some trees that they couldn 't quite reach. "Simon found for them the fruit that they could not reach, pulled off the choicest from up in the foliage, passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands." (56) Some boys in the book found the littuns annoying and not as important. However, Simon was compassionate towards them. He took his time to help them get the fruit that they couldn 't reach because he cared for them. When the first pig of many is hunted, killed, cooked, and eaten, the boys rejoice because of the large amounts of meat and
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