Simon Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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In life people are either leaders or followers. My opinion of a leader is someone who shows independence and does what is right. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, he shows a group of boys stranded on an island. As time goes on, the boys become savages fighting for the right to be chief. Simon shows the best traits of a leader, because he often goes off on his own path showing his independence. Simon is considered a leader over a follower because he often goes to a spot in the woods without the others knowing, he does not partake in activities such as eating meat, and he goes off to the beast without being told.

Simon finds a spot in the woods full of serenity. Golding describes this spot saying, “He came to a place where more sunshine …show more content…

When one’s chance comes to eat meat, they turn it down because they know what is right for them. This w is not an easy choice, but Simon continues to follow what he believes is right. “Ralph stirred uneasily. Simon, sitting between the twins and Piggy, wiped his mouth and shoved his piece of meat over the rocks to Piggy who grabbed it. The twins giggled and Simon lowered his face in shame. Then Jack leapt to his feet, slashed off a great hunk of meat and flung it down at Simon's feet. ‘Eat! damn you!’ He glared at Simon.” (Golding 74). The boys on the island, biguns and littluns, are all eating the meat that Jack and his hunters have just returned with. Jack does not allow Piggy any meat, so Simon gives his meat to Piggy, knowing he is doing the right thing. After Simon does not eat the meat, Jack becomes angered by Simon's disobedience. Golding show’s Jack’s frustration by saying “‘I got you meat!’ numberless and inexpressible frustrations combined to make his rage elemental and awe-inspiring.” (Golding 74). Here we see some strong, emotional dialect to describe Jack's frustration, but Simon does not give way. Simon may seem stubborn, but his stubbornness is what makes him a leader although he has no followers Simon has great leadership qualities. Not eating the meat while the others are and Jack is getting angry, shows Simon guiding himself down his own path …show more content…

Simon follows his own path rather than the path of the other boys, and it is made clear many times. People can stay civil if they focus on what is right and go their own way. People are heavily influenced by the rest of society and can be misled when it comes to doing the right thing. Martin Luther king Jr. says, “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” A leader is not someone who tries to find approval from others but allows people to search for their approval. Simon does not need the others to approve of him to live, making him a perfect example of a

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