From passing out to throwing up to hallucinating to getting bloody noses, Simon is a walking mess. Simon was very calm, kind, and he enjoyed being alone when ever he could. God banished Adam and Eve from Eden. Read an Sam and Eric - A pair of twins closely allied with Ralph. Simon's significance… 767 Words 4 Pages Simon in William Golding's Lord of the Flies At the beginning of the novel, William Golding has described Simon as 'a Christ-figure, a lover of mankind a visionary. But he's anything but weak.
Jack brings several hunters back to the shelters, where he invites the other boys to join his tribe and offers them meat and the opportunity to hunt and have fun. He believes that it speaks to him, telling him how foolish he is and that the other boys think he is insane. A dreamy, dark haired boy, prone to fainting spells and occasional fits. Because of Jack the boys were over excited and already involved in a pig killing dance when Simon stumbled out of the jungle. At Castle Rock, Jack rules over the boys with the trappings of an idol. This scene can be likened to an event in the bible, which is where Jesus Christ feeds five thousand people with a few loaves of bread and some fish. Against this idea of evil, Simon represents a contrary idea of essential human goodness.
This is like that of Jesus Christ, again rekindling the association with a spiritual nature. However, a reader familiar with the Bible may recall that Christ was stabbed in the side with a spear before his crucifixion. Jack becomes the leader of the hunters but longs for total power and becomes increasingly wild, barbaric, and cruel as the novel progresses. The boys start building the fire, but the younger boys lose interest when the task proves too difficult for them. Why things are what they are? When the time comes to investigate the castle rock, Ralph takes the lead alone, despite his fear of the so-called beast. The events that directly followed the deaths of Simon and Jesus are very much similar also.
Simon awakes and discovers the beast is actually a dead parachutist and resolves to inform the others. He is represented as a spiritual character. In the 1963 film he is pale with blonde hair, whereas in the 1990 film he has brown hair. Ralph is the one who conceives the meeting place, the fire, and the huts. Jack did not attack Simon by himself and he certainly didn't order anyone else to do it. Ralph realizes that Piggy remains with the littluns back on the other side of the island, and Simon offers to go back and tell Piggy that the other boys will not be back that night. Simon is the light in the darkness of the island; he is the only voice of religion amongst the chaos of evil.
The only place you see candles nowadays is in churches. He's also wise, mature, and insightful to the point of being prophetic. Ralph evades the other boys who are hunting for him, then realizes that they are setting the forest on fire in order to smoke him out-and thus will destroy whatever fruit is left on the island. Ralph and Piggy, who are playing at the lagoon alone, decide to find the other boys to make sure that nothing unfortunate happens while they are pretending to be hunters. Simon is described in a way of being the Christ-like figure in the book. This description includes two phrases which have some bearing on the end of the novel. I wanted--to go to a place.
It is set there by Jack as a sacrifice to the beast. He enjoys wandering off by himself. The shrill screaming that rose before the beast was like a pain. Other than Piggy and the littluns, they are the only boys that stay with Ralph. Simon is the one who is helping to construct the huts on the beach. Jack tells Ralph that he feels as if he is being hunted himself when he hunts for pigs. He was old enough, twelve years and a few months, to have lost the prominent tummy of childhood; and yet not old enough fo … r adolesence to have made him awkward.
During his lifetime, Jesus often aided the hungry, one example being when he turned 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish into enough food for thousands of people. Though as soon as he found them they mistook him for the beast due to his appearance being covered in mud, etc, killed him and left his corpse on the beach. This depicts that both Simon and Jesus were misunderstood by the people around them. He rushes down the mountain to alert the other boys about what he has found. Piggy and Ralph fight once more, and when Ralph attempts to assert the rules of order, Jack asks rhetorically whether anyone cares about the rules. It was crying out against the abominable noise something about a body on the hill. The deaths of Simon and Jesus also had many things in common.
Simon regularly visits a clearing in the jungle, the same clearing where Jack and his hunters savagely mutilate a sow and leave her head on a stake. The boys soon settle into a daily pattern on the island. He takes a swing at Ralph when Ralph accuses Jack of not wanting to be rescued. I'm the reason why it's no go? During an unnamed time of war, a plane carrying a group of British schoolboys is shot down over the Pacific. He realises that the other boys like to talk and plan things but don't stick to the task of actually doing them.
To start with, his name is Simon, which happens to be the name of one of the twelve apostles. When the boys return from their expedition, Ralph calls a meeting and attempts to set rules of order for the island. Golding gives this knowledge to an outsider like Simon to reflect the place visionaries or mystics typically hold in society: on the fringes, little understood by the majority, and often feared or disregarded. Jack arrives from hunting and tells Ralph and Piggy to leave them alone. Ralph senses himself, at times, falling into the same savagery as the others.
Ralph returns to the shelters to find Piggy and tells him that they saw the beast, but Piggy remains skeptical. In Modern America, a prophet is a visionary, telling his people what they can become; in Biblical times, a prophet was the voice of God, telling his people what they had to become to fulfill their covenant with God. Ralph's inability to express himself is also evidenced by his tendency to stand on his head when he is happy but unable to express that joy through words. By courageously seeking to confront the figure on the mountaintop, Simon fulfills his destiny of revelation. In modern society, a prophet is a visionary, telling people what they can become; in Biblical times, a prophet was the voice of God, telling his people what they had to become to fulfill their covenant with God. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, though, the prophet told his people nothing; he realized what they had already become, and he dared not tell them because… 808 Words 4 Pages Jack and Simon in Chapter Three of the Lord of the Flies In the Lord of the Flies, William Golding makes many contrasts between his symbolic characters. I thought that Simon's body being carried out to see represents the ascension of Jesus, since Simon was a representation of C … hrist.