Killing Simon shows they gave in to temptation, each of them had a bit of evil inside them. People are sinners from birth to death. This evil was already inside the boys, but it required a push from the Lord of the Flies to burst out. It is easy to blame Satan alone, but the truth is each of the boys are to blame. The boys are the
When Ralph and Piggy are saying there is no monster Jack is yelling at the same time there is a beast and he will provide protection from it. For young boys whom some are no older than six protection from the big scary beast is very appealing. Even the boys who leave Ralph for Jack still feel guilty because they choose to not elect Jack they keep Ralph but then they slowly leave when Ralph doesn’t know. They know Jack is bad yet they still make the conscious decision to abandon Ralph’s leadership. This is point at which they go from boys to savages.
But it is the other way. The beast wants simon to leave forever because he was the one that was brought common sense and knowledge that evil was taking over. So the boys, that had already crossed the line, let the beast take over. And when they did that, they killed simon. So it just goes to show that just by crossing the line, it is hard to get back across.
You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?” The Lord of the Flies identifies itself as the beast and conveys to Simon that the beast is inside human beings. Frightened by Lord of the Flies’ remark, Simon tries to tell the boys this news. Yet, evil and savagery overtook the boys, as they mistake Simon as the beast, and kill him. Simon’s death is the ultimate result of the effect the beast has on the
Jack and his hunters begin to use spears made of wood they found on the island. These spears are not the least bit civilized; the boys used them to throw at animals while on hunts. The boys have been hunting a lot more and have grown to be comfortable with the feeling of killing animals with no regret. An example of this is found on page 134 when the narrator says, “The drove of pigs started up; and at a range of only ten yards the wooden spears with fire-hardened points flew toward the
As the Lord of the Flies speaks to Simon it is important that it tells Simon that the beast doesn’t really exist and it is among the humans. Simon knew this before he met the Lord of the Flies. However, he cannot say this to the boys because of the attention and fear that the boys will laugh at him. The Lord of the Flies is the opposing force against Simon who is the ‘true good’ of the novel and the Lord of the Flies being the true and real evil. The Lord of the Flies is not only the opposing, but probably the dark side of Simon himself.
In the words of David Gemmell, “there is evil is all of us, and it is the mark of a man how he defies the evil within.” The beast in the novel starts as a symbol of fear and something that was ignored but ends up creating chaos and representing evil. In William Golding 's, Lord of the Flies, the boys making fun of the little boy for being scared of the beastie and the boys doubting Sam and Eric, Simons hallucination, and Simon 's death are evidence that show the evil and ignorance in the boys. There are many signs of ignorance towards the beast in the novel. One example of ignorance towards the beast is when the boys made fun of the little boy for being scared of the beast. When the little boy brought up the beast the first time, the older boys, “laughed and cheered,” (Golding.
Only me. And I’m the Beast.’” (Golding 143). Throughout the story Jack and his gang are afraid of the beast, or chaos. They worship the beast by giving “it” the head of a pig they catch. The reason they give into fearing the beast, is because they gave into chaos.
Even though the conversation may be entirely a hallucination, Simon learns that the beast, which has long since frightened the other boys on the island, is not an external force. In fact, the head of the slain pig tells him, "Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill! ...You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you?" (143).
Instead, many try to deny their evil nature but it is illuminated that at the root all humans are, in actuality, evil. At every opportunity given, they will turn to the evil within themselves rather than trying to be enlightened and good. The boys on the island kill Simon, the only good influence they have. This suggests that even a person who is purely good, does not have the ability to guide people away from their inner darkness and make them good. Simon is the only good influence on the island and, because of how good he is, he tries to help the boys, who symbolize the rest of humanity, to become good as well.