Lord Of The Flies Simon Character Analysis

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In many novels, the characters often challenge the reader through their actions and beliefs. Lord of the Flies by William Golding demonstrates this through the characters of Jack and Simon. In this novel, Jack challenges the reader because he shows that you should never be as savage as him. However with Simon, he challenges the reader to be more like him and to be brave and do things to benefit other people. This is achieved through the use of themes and techniques such as power, innocence, narrator, omniscient, foreshadowing, descriptive language and allusion. Some symbols that are seen throughout the text are the conch, the fire, Piggy’s glasses, pig hunts, Ralph’s hair, clothing, the beast, body paint and wounds. All of these symbols are used to further challenge the reader.

There are a range of themes in Lord of the Flies that are likely to be seen as ‘good’ or positive by the reader, challenging them to consider doing what is right. There can be seen through the character Simon, and include knowledge, innocence, wisdom and civilisation. Simon is seen as the good ‘Christ like’ character, while Jack is the ‘savage’ character of the novel. These themes help to challenge the reader with what the consider to be ‘good’ and ‘evil’ behaviour. The contrast between good and evil is very clear through the book of Lord of the Flies. “Then, amid the roar of bees in the afternoon sunlight, Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach, pulled off the choicest from up in the
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