Simon As A Christ Figure Essay

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There are only a few people in this world who are truly good inside and out. Some may appear to have benevolent hearts, but deep down inside there are beasts. All philanthropic and compassionate people will cease to exist in survival situations because all people are savages underneath the norms of society. One example of a pure heart during times of hardship is Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus died for their sins on the cross and therefore is viewed as a selfless figure. In the Lord of the Flies, Simon was the only one who would treat everyone equally and help others in need at the expense of his own health. Therefore, the Christ figure would be Simon as a result of his sacrifices and his demeanor. In the Bible, Jesus Christ never…show more content…
Although they were frightened, generosity among them was not a possibility. All for the exception of Simon, he would do anything to help even if it cost him an arm and a leg. One case would be when Simon was generous to Piggy. “Ralph stirred uneasily. Simon, sitting in between the twins and Piggy, wiped his mouth and shoved his piece of meat over the rocks to Piggy, who grabbed it” (Golding 74). Although the boys treat Piggy like an outcast, Simon will always be considerate towards him and anyone else in that position. Alike, Jesus Christ shared with the poor and homeless whenever he spotted him. In Matthew 14: 16-21 it states “But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.” (MacArthur 1420). Simon executes this but on a smaller scale when it came to giving to
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