Simon Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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The Webster Online Dictionary defines bullying as, a blustering, browbeating person; especially: one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable tormented by the neighborhood bully. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bully, May 1, 2018) The Lord of The Flies by William Golding is about children that have been stranded on an island, who barely know each other. Throughout the story, there is bullying and fear. William Golding represents this through some of the main characters Piggy, Ralph, Simon and Jack. The word bullying has now been defined to mean a typical adolescent response to deem to be an outsider. This term fits perfectly for a few characters in this story …show more content…

Simon is a shy, sensitive boy in the group who represents a kind of Christ. Simon was kind to the younger children and does his best to help towards making a thriving community. Simon throughout the story has always been timid and shy. He does know right from wrong but is too shy to stand up for himself. Simon is called "batty" and laughed at by the boys throughout the novel. When the boys are eating the pig Jack killed, Simon gives a piece of meat to Piggy. Jack slices off another piece of meat and throws it at Simon's feet and says, "Eat! Damn you!" (Golding, pg.78). Simon is a saint in this story always trying to do the right thing but Jack disrespects him just like Piggy. Simon has a more valiant death than Piggy because he is trying to make everyone aware the beast is not real and is just a hoax. After he finds out the illusion of the beast is not what the boys thought, he tries to bring the parachute to the group, but the irony is the savages mistake him for being the beast and chase after him “The chant rose a tone in agony. They spoke.“Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! …Him! Him!. the savages saw a “thing crawling out of the forest” …The beast stumbled into the horseshoe... ‘Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill.’ The savages cried out again ’Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!’ The beast ….fell over the steep edge of the rock to the sand by the water. …There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws.”(Golding, pg.168-169) When Simon returns to tell his savage like companions that, they have nothing to fear but fear itself, his murder ends up becoming a martyr. A point where human generation worsens turning over into savagery. The death of piggy now but a malicious killing is but an anticlimax. The body of Simon is taken out to sea by the tide and like most novels this becomes one of the most sensitive moments

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