Simon Lord Of The Flies Religion Analysis

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In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Golding writes about how British boys are stranded on a deserted island and try to survive. Ralph is the chief of all the boys and sent specific rules for all boys to obey. Eventually, there is a split between the boys where one tribe focuses on civilization while the other tribe focuses on savages which is lead by Jack. Ralph is the realistic representation of a democratic government while Jack is a representation of a tyrannical government. Another character in the novel, Simon, does not support any side due to his allegorical representation of religion. Since Simon is the allegorical representation of a Christ figure, Golding illustrates the theme of man’s capacity for good and evil by Simon being the character who inherits the value of morality, meaning principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior, seeking the true beastie on the island, and his major death that portrays the abundance of evil rather than the good.
Simon understands the concept of morality, unlike the other boys.
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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
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