Simon’s first action on the island, as expected, was to faint as his group of choir boys found the rest of the boys marooned on this island. After awaking, and losing some layers, Simon’s next action was to become one of the most vitally important boys on the island without anyone really noticing. Simon, by nature, is a secondary character, meant to stay in the background, making occasional contributions, but not really meant to develop the story in any way. This would be the case in most other stories, but in The Lord of the Flies by Robert Golding, Simon serves one of the greatest and most important roles of all of the boys: Simon is the brain of the group. Through his consistent positive thinking and ideas, civilized actions and ideologies, and selfless thinking and actions, Simon becomes a complete necessity for the group’s survival.
Truong Page 1 Lauryn Truong Mr. Poling English 5th Period 7 October 2015 Lord of the Flies Character Analysis: Simon In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, Simon is empathetic; however, he struggles to communicate with the boys. One trait that Simon has is empathy, which is expressed through his actions. Golding develops Simon as a Christ-like figure, meaning he takes on characteristics that Christ had. Like Jesus, he is able to interpret what the group's problems are and what needs to be done to fix them.
Simon, the Disciple “He was a small, skinny boy, his chin pointed, and his eyes so bright they had deceived Ralph into thinking him delightfully gay and wicked” (Golding, 55). Simon, a character in the “Lord of the Flies” is a “skinny vivid little boy” yet the boy is strong and stands up for he what believes is right. (FIX SENT.) That is just one of the many qualities this boy has. Simon is a very wise and philosophical type of boy.
Religious Allegory Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a strongly structured allegory that can be broken down into broad spectrums. For example, the story has a strong relation to Christianity and the ideas presented in the Bible. Throughout the novel, Golding compares characters and situations to iconic biblical parables and religious figures. Lord of the Flies is expressed as a religious allegory by the island’s representation to Eden, Simon as a Christ figure, and inherent evil throughout the novel.
Although Simon does show traits of a Christ figure, he does not fully live up to the archetype of a Christ figure. To be a Christ figure is someone must show the traits of the Biblical Christ. In the Bible, Christ fed people who could not feed themselves, and Simon fed the littluns ripe fruit, so that they could eat without getting sick. Simon’s role as a failed Christ figure is shown in his violent and ineffective “crucifixion” and “resurrection”, and his failure at getting them to listen and be reassured by what he had to say. One of the reasons Simon is a failed Christ figure, is that he just died, unlike Christ, who died a martyr to save humanity, and was resurrected from the dead.
Have you ever heard of a microcosm? A microcosm is a word used to represent something on a much smaller scale. It is usually applied to human beings, who are considered to be “small-scale models” of the universe, with all their flaws and evildoings. The book Lord of the Flies, by William Golding is an example of a microcosm. All of the characters and events that happen in the story all have a meaning and purpose to them that display and show human natures naturally “savagery” and willingness to be sinful.
After reading the novel The Lord of the Flies, I believe that I would be the most like the character Simon. Throughout the book, Simon is very caring for the other characters. Simon also seems to be the logical person of the group, besides Piggy. On the other hand, the character that I think that I would never be would be Roger. From the beginning Roger comes off as a fighter and not a lover.
Maturity is subjective. Maturity has no definition, since everyone views maturity in different ways. Some view maturity as putting other's dire needs before one’s minor needs. Some say maturity is a coming of age, where one finds one’s morals, or what one believe to be right and wrong. One of the most common definitions for maturity is the ability to adapt to the environment one is given.
Religion in Lord of the Flies The Lord of the Flies. During the war, a plane carrying a group of British schoolboys is shot down over the ocean. The boys, range from six to twelve years old, survive the crash and find themselves deserted on an island.
Throughout human history, evil or cruelty exist in various shapes and sizes; furthermore, it can be seen through Hitler's concentration camps and to the US Japanese internment camps. Various novels portray these situations, such as “Schindler's list” and “Farewell to Manzanar.” Some novels, however portray the evil and cruelty of human society such as the Lord of Flies, and it is a novel that detects the flaw of society to the defects of human nature. William Golding, the author of the Lord of the Flies, emphasise a person of innocence, turning into savagery due to evil within them. It emphasises that evil is a trait of humankind that cannot be destroyed.