First of all, Simon 's tender-hearted nature is one of the characteristics that links him to Jesus Christ. He shows this attribute in the book through compassion and appreciation to everything. At one point in the book, Simon is exploring in the jungle when some littluns who were following him motion toward some fruit in some trees that they couldn 't quite reach. "Simon found for them the fruit that they could not reach, pulled off the choicest from up in the foliage, passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands."
Simon’s allegorical representation of religion and a Christ figure allows him to inherit morality, unlike any of the other boys on the island, sees where the evil has been originated when finding out the true Beast on the island, the symbol of the Lord of the Flies, and when Simon is beaten and torn apart by the boys which indicates how the evil is present in everyone’s soul. Simon is the only character in Lord of the Flies that feeds the boys positivity to the society they try to make on the island. He gives the tries to keep everyone happy and safe on the island they have crashed on. Even though Simon is the first major character to die, throughout the novel he was able to reassure the boys that they will be rescued just like how religion gives you
The humanization of the Demon done by the author creates an atmosphere in which something so terrible and tyrannical is used as a symbol of isolation, emotion, and rebellion that we as humans experience regularly. In our physical world we are bound by time, space, social constraints, and emotion just as the Demon is in his fictional world. By portraying the Demon’s dilemmas in a human way, Lermontov simply tells a beautifully tragic and elaborate story in which evil projects human qualities allowing us to feel empathy and connection with others, whether they are fictional or
Paradoxically, immediately following Simon’s awareness of the beast he is murdered **quote** ; signifying the destruction of natural human instinct and civilized instinct. As the boys grow more savage, their belief in the beast grows stronger. By the end of the novel, the boys are leaving it sacrifices and treating it as a totemic god. The boys’ behavior is what brings the beast into existence, so the more savagely the boys act, the more real the beast seems to become. says the beast is just fear of the unknown: "I know there isn 't no beast—not with claws and all that, I mean—but I know there isn 't no fear, either" (5.99).
4th period “You don’t deserve a point of view if the only thing you see is you” (Unknown). In the lord of flies by William Golding, Jack turns evil and is not himself. A former choirmaster and “head boy” at his school, he arrived on the island having experienced some success in exerting control over others by dominating the choir with his militaristic attitude. His main interest is hunting, an endeavor that begins with the desire for meat and builds to the overwhelming urge to master and kill other living creatures.
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
In Chapter nine of the “Lord of the Flies”, William Golding utilize animal imagery, natural image, and diction to represent the theme of when you fear an object or a person it can regulate great savagery. Throughout chapter nine it describes the boys in the novel as being afraid of the beast. This causes them to kill one of their own. The beast is the evil inside of a person.
Ralph earned the role of chief before his character is fully shown, but he is in the rightful position. Ralph is a better leader because he thinks about each of the boys and does his best to get them of the island. Ralph is a better leader because he takes all of the boys into consideration. When some of the boys were not found Ralph repeatedly asked about their whereabouts: “‘Where’s everybody?’
Simon is the most good-natured boy on the island, but he still suffers from the effects of subconscious human nature. It is clear that he is also perhaps one of the most intelligent boys on the island because he suggests: “maybe it’s only us” (89) when referring to the beast. The Lord of the Flies solidifies Simon’s theory when it starts speaking to him. The actual pig’s head is not speaking, but rather Simon’s conscience, or his inner “beast”. It tells him, “This is ridiculous.
When looking at all of the actions that the monster takes, he seems more human, in a combination of good and evil. The entire novel is built off of enhanced sympathy, which “produces the novel’s carefully-structured pattern of three narrative levels framed by Walton’s epistolary voice,” (Britton). The sympathy helps to show the blending of good and evil, similar to yin and yang, with a small amount of each in the other. The conflict between good and evil in the novel can be seen not just in the actual conflict between Frankenstein and the monster, but within the character’s personalities
There were many characters in Lord of the Flies that I felt were applicable to my personality. Some were smart, some were responsible, some were timid, and some were tremendous bullies. Personally, I feel like I am the most related to Simon and Piggy. I most closely relate to Simon, because he is quiet and timid, but also compassionate and insightful. He was able to figure out the mystery of the beast before any of the other boys could, making him the wisest of them all.
He strives from the start to create order among the boys and build a stable society on the island. However, we see that he shares the instinct of savagery and violence that Jack and his tribe embrace after hunting a stray pig. “Ralph was full of fright and apprehension and pride.” (Golding 113). He does not appear to be the better man while witnessing the killing of Simon.
This is a main reason Jack is hated among the boys and Ralph is a more effective leader because the boys actually listen. " His mouth was tight and pale. He put back his hair very slowly..... He forced his feet to move until they carried him out onto the neck of the land" (Golding, 130). The boys go looking for the beast exploring parts of the island they have never been too, trusting in Ralph’s command.
When he discovers the Lord of the Flies, it actually speaks to him, because the Lord of the Flies represents evil, while Simon represents holiness and good. The Lord of the Flies asks Simon “aren’t you afraid of me?” and instead of folding, Simon fights the evil, and shakes his head no (Golding 143). He can also see the corruption of his fellow peers, and the civilization leaving the group. Simon takes the beast as man, man that was once “heroic and sick” but is not corrupt and savage (Golding 103).
Christ is a perfect figure of light and goodness. He showed the world what love could do during his ministry on earth. Simon’s characteristics make him an analogy to Christ. His love, compassion, and service to others portray him as a Christ figure in Lord of the Flies, as well as his similarities in his experiences.