Lord Of The Flies Characterization Analysis

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Characterisation Ralph and Jack vs Cain and Abel The well-known biblical story of brothers Cain and Abel presents the theme of jealousy and rivalry. These themes are also presented in the novel Lord of the Flies through the characters Ralph and Jack. In the novel, the main characters are Ralph, the protagonist, and Jack, his nemesis. Ralph is elected as the leader of the boys while Jack and his boy scouts get the responsibility to become the hunters and the guardians of the fire up in the mountain. Jack and Ralph form a deep relationship from the beginning, almost like brothers. They rely on each other to take responsibility over different tasks. As the two boys establish and develop their roles, Jack begins to feel an unwanted…show more content…
Simon is also the one who is trying to seek the truth and therefore tries to find what the Beast on the Island really is. When he finds the Beast which represents Satan itself, he has a conversation with it. This can be compared to Jesus talking with Satan during his forty-days in the desert. Satan tries to convince Jesus of committing a sin three times and three times does Jesus deny; like Jesus, so does Simon. The Beast tries to convince Simon of not telling the truth about what he is to the other boys, but he refuses. And like Jesus, Simon confronts the Beast and is not afraid of it; “[the Beast] What are you doing out here? Aren’t you afraid? Simon shook. There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast.…show more content…
Simon and Jesus are therefore both killed for the truth. In the New Testament, it is written; “[Jesus]You will seek me and as I said to the Jews, where I am going you cannot come, so now I say to you. (John 13:33)” Jesus refers to his death on the cross where he later paid for the sins of mankind; He is telling his followers that no one can follow him where he is going. Similarly, when Simon dies and his last breath comes out of his body, the sea creatures drag his corpse towards the sea. He goes to a place where no one can follow him; “Softly, surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon’s dead body moves out towards the open sea. (Page:170)” Although both Jesus and Simon are killed in the pursuit of truth, Jesus dies while spreading his moral philosophy. In comparison, Simon is not able to tell the other boys the truth. Furthermore, while Jesus’s death brings the good in humanity and the domination of evil, Simon’s death only plunges the boys deeper into
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