Simon Lord Of The Flies Ethical Analysis

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What is the Difference Between Ethical and Substandard?

“The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man” (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn). This quote by the Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn means that there is good and bad in everyone’s intentions, but there will always be a divide between the two forces. One character in the Lord of the Flies who is the most conscious of this concept is a boy named Simon. Simon’s actions and thoughts proved the idea that there is good and bad inside of everyone. His character symbolizes the identification between good and bad by the way he views the evolution of savagery, and this is visible through the way his ego is revealed to the reader, and how the savage actions become more serious
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No one else” (Golding 50). Simon is very involved with this civilized action of building shelters, and does not want to be a part of the hunting or any other uncivil activity. For example, Simon wants to get away from the idea of evil, or the Lord of the Flies, after it starts talking;he tried to brush off the idea by calling it a “Pig’s head on a stick,” (Golding 143), and trying to pretend that the Lord of the Flies does not affect him. Simon is only starting to doubt his sanity after he has a talk with the Lord of the Flies, and even then, he is wanting to prove the voice in his head wrong and gain back his civility. This is the point where Simon realizes that the Beast may be in their heads. The conversation with the Lord of the Flies foreshadowed Simon’s death because it shows how the chaos finally finds its way into Simon’s life; even though Simon tries his hardest to stay sane. Simon’s death is symbolic of two main ideas. After seeing the dead parachuter, the reality that the boys have been mislead to think that there is so much evil on the island that it hurts Simon emotionally, and this is the moment of the climax of the boy’s savagery. The boys have believed that
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