He always stood up for him and was there for him all the time. I also admire his strength because he still stood strong and moved past the hard things in his life to find happiness, losing his mother, Simon, his grandmother, and learning the truth about his dad. One bullying situation I saw in the movie was in the beginning when during Sunday school class the kids would pick him up and carry him above the chairs because he was easy to pick up and tease. If I was there, I would have told the other kids to put him down and not have teased him. Another bullying situation I saw in the movie was when Simon would play baseball, often the other team or even his own team would pick on him for his size, saying he couldn’t
He has changed in the same way as the rest of his club. He started out as an innocent, intelligent, trustable kid and turned evil and wicked, not thinking for anyone other than himself, trying to beat his first best, with everyone else in the club doing the same. His relationship with Cheryl also changed. They started dating, but near the end of the book, weren’t really sure where their relationship was at that point. How the principal and his parents thought of him also changed.
The author of Lord of the Flies William Golding makes the claim that people are inherently evil and savage. Countless times throughout the novel, Golding compares the young male characters to animals in their actions, thoughts and recent ways of life. From the moment they landed on the deserted island to just a few hours further in time, it seems like the boys already begin to act in a savage manner. Some of the literary devices that Golding uses during the gruesome story to convey the message that people are inherently evil and savage, are motifs, archetypes, and imagery. One way Golding shows that people are inherently evil is through the use of motifs.
Ralph also has a caring and loving personality towards others because, he reassures the littluns, he allows everyone to speak, and he listens to everyone. At one time in the story Ralph starts to regret being the leader, but the boys don't want anyone else in charge, so Ralph continues to be the leader because he cares about everyone and what they think. Ralph states to Piggy, “ ‘I ought to give up being chief.’ ” In response Piggy says, “Oh lord! Oh no!...
Simon continues to be civilized as the boys become brute and barbaric. He is kind and compassionate toward the littluns, helps them pick fruit, and comforts them when they are scared while the other boys neglect them and bully them. For example, Jack uses his size to frighten the littluns. Even though Simon is little himself, he recognizes that the vulnerable like Piggy need to be protected. Simon tries to warn the others that the real beast is the one the boys have in themselves.
Simon wants to find his destiny “ I think God made me the way I am for a reason.” ~ Simon Birch. Later in the story Simon finds his destiny,Saving kids from a sinking school bus which had crashed into a freezing cold lake. Simon had an ability to talk to kids and have them listen with no distractions because of his small stature.
Although Simon does show traits of a Christ figure, he does not fully live up to the archetype of a Christ figure. To be a Christ figure is someone must show the traits of the Biblical Christ. In the Bible, Christ fed people who could not feed themselves, and Simon fed the littluns ripe fruit, so that they could eat without getting sick. Simon’s role as a failed Christ figure is shown in his violent and ineffective “crucifixion” and “resurrection”, and his failure at getting them to listen and be reassured by what he had to say. One of the reasons Simon is a failed Christ figure, is that he just died, unlike Christ, who died a martyr to save humanity, and was resurrected from the dead.
There have been many changes among the characters in the recent chapters(before 29).One character that changed was Bobbi. Bobbi has definitely gotten nicer and has less attitude. I know this because she helped Mibs with her bathing suit and talks to her in the pool. Not too long ago, Bobbi wouldn 't care to help Mibs, nor would she talk to her. Another character who has changed is Fish.
You’re stranded on an island with a few others. There is plenty of food, water, and material for shelter. Would you and your fellow castaways embrace this as a potential heaven or will you fall into the temptations of evil, causing the fall of civilized society? This is the scenario that William Golding places us into in his well-renowned book, Lord of the Flies. This novel is filled with many allegories and allusions, most of these opposing the savagery of war.
Therefore, Simon is there hence he can inspire Joe to be further positive. In summary, Simon Birch is incredibly courageous because he always stands up for what he believes in, optimistic because he is joyful no matter what other people may think of him and faithful because of his devotion for God. He presents these characteristics throughout the film in frequent diverse ways. In the end of it all Simon Birch is a true
William Golding uses the theme that humans are naturally bad at heart, in the book Lord of the Flies to highlight that without the order and respect we choose to live our daily lives with our human nature will ultimately take us into chaos and savagery. Morals are what we choose to live by, this is what keeps us accountable. Morals do not appear overnight. Overtime they are ingrained throughout our childhood. Giving us a sense of right and wrong.