How Is Simon Presented In Lord Of The Flies

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Simon’s Constant Battle in Which Savagery Prevails The Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding is about how savagery initiates the loss of innocence. Simon was a kindhearted, innocent individual who was murdered due to savagery. It is inferred that Simon loses his innocence from death. In William Golding’s writing, Simon is a pivotal character and a victim that shows the overruling of savagery on the island. This is shown through his kindness to the boys, his encounter at his own personal, mysterious area, his peace and vision, and his saintly Christ-like characterization. When Ralph first encounters Simon, it is when he faints while under Jack Merridew’s authority. Ralph describes Simon’s eyes “so bright they had deceived Ralph into thinking him delightfully gay and wicked.” (Golding 67). The description of Simon’s eyes alone give insight as to how enigmatic his personality is. Simon is a crucial character, and this shown through his kind actions towards the littluns and Piggy, and holds an abundant amount of …show more content…

This idea is portrayed through his kindhearted and mature actions. He was different from all the other boys because of his kind mannerisms. Because of his drastic difference among the other boys, they persecuted him. “The hunters were screaming with delight… the laughter beat cruelly and he shrank away defenseless to his seat.” (Golding 89). Simon was martyred, just as Jesus was, because he was misunderstood, which led the boys to fear him. Before Jesus was crucified, he went to the Garden of Gethsemane to find tranquility and meditate. Simon’s encounter with the “lord of the flies” foreshadows the excruciating brutality of his death. Simon was murdered while attempting to spread the good news, as was Jesus when he was crucified while spreading God’s word. Golding suggests that Simon is holy and just, but is executed for his exceptional

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