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Lord of the Flies, analysis of Simon

             Among the responsibility and savagery of the island, Simon gives the island a sense of hope and goodness that helps the boys deal with the hardships around them. As Simon first appears on the island he shows weakness as he faints "The choir boy who fainted got up against a palm trunk, smiled pallidly at Ralph and said that his name was Simon (p.22)." Simon's weakness in his fainting demonstrates that he is not perfect in his Christ like goodness. This weakness can expose him in his generosity and kindness. With this he gives a softness to all of the smaller boys as he "amid the roar of the bees in the afternoon sunlight, [find] fruit for them they could not reach. (p.56)" On the Island the boys are in need of something to look forward too, and with Simon as a figure of goodness and truth, he shows concern and helps put out their perspective of being forever lost on an island. As well as exhibiting goodness, Simon shows the aspects of vision and the qualities of a visionary with eyes "so bright they had deceived Ralph into thinking him delightfully gay and wicked" and the ability to see the future as he predicts "all the same you"ll get back all right, I think so, anyway (p.111)" His eyes perceive him with ability to see everybody in a different way, and see the darkness of the island. His vision helps him in confronting the beast on the mountaintop as he can see through to an obvious explanation. With the vision of Simon comes truth, not the responsibility s Ralph holds but everything he does is with a sense of knowledge and good intentions that separates him from the other boys. .
             As the Island turns the boys into savages, Simon is not affected and remained with a sense of Innocence and well being that is within us all. With Simons innocence, the other boys overrun him when there savagery takes them over when "Simon was crying out about a man on a hill At once the crowd surged after him, poured down the rock, leapt on the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore (p.

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