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The importance of Simon being in the 'Lord Of The Flies'.

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Katie Glindon English- Mrs Benjamin 11Abb 'Lord Of the flies' Simon The importance of Simon being in the 'Lord Of The Flies' is to make a balance between good and evil. In the first chapter of the novel Ralph, Jack and Simon go off walking in the bushes in the island. Simon discovers some Candle bud bushes and could not resist them, as he desires nature very deeply. Simon expresses his feelings with anxiety and says, "Like candles, Candle buds." Jack's reaction to this was to cut the candle buds off. Jack is agitated as he has been unable to make a successful hunt. Jack has not had the satisfaction of killing. ...read more.

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Simon shows his Jesus-like spirit on numerous occasions in the novel. He usually shows this by helping the littluns or sticking up for Piggy. '"Simon found the fruit for them that they could not reach"' Another indication that shows Simons importance in the novel is when we know that he knows what terrifies the group but only Simon seems to know where the fear is coming from. He knows that the evil, which the group blame the beast, is within each individual deep inside their mind and soul. Later on we even see him trying to reason with the lord of the flies, which was a sacrifice, because this basically leads to his death. ...read more.

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The boys then realise what they had just killed which wasn't the beast and fled. '... as his body floats out to sea'. Simon's death is another reference of the savagery in the hunters and the hatred for the beast. Simon's death symbolizes and is similar to the death of Jesus Christ. Overall, I think Simon is an important character in the novel because he is what every person should wish to be. In a way he is a sort of role model for the rest of the world. I Think Golding tries to shows throughout the whole novel no matter how good people are, they have a certain evil in them, but it is how they control this evil that is important. And Simon can not only control his evil but also represent only innocence. ...read more.

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