Lord of the Flies (Simon)
Kayque Rodrigues Ms. Post English 4 (Honors) 10– 27– 12 Simon’s Stigmata In William Golding’s unique, Lord of the Flies, the character Simon portrays numerous attributes similar to those shown by Jesus in the bible. He is revealed to have all the qualities that Jesus has: determination, intelligence and strength. Even his physical look represents Christ because he is slim and not much of a hard individual. Simon was really calm and caring for others, specifically with the little children and taken pleasure in being alone when he could.
Simon embodies a pure spiritual human goodness that is deeply connected with nature and people around him as Jesus made with his disciples. Both Jesus and Simon had predictions about things to come, and they were both persecuted and were ridiculed of for sharing those prophecies. Whereas Ralph and Jack stand at opposite ends of the scale between civilization and savagery, Simon bases on a totally various aircraft from all the other boys. Unlike all the other kids on the island, Simon acts with compassion and pureness due to the fact that he thinks in the fundamental worth of morality.
He acts kindly towards the more youthful children, and he is the first to recognize the problem posed by the beast, that the monster on the island is not real or something that can be hunted down and killed. It isn’t physical but rather a savagery that lurks within each human. In Golding’s view, the human impulse towards civilization is not as deeply entrenched as the human impulse towards savagery. Regardless of the reality that Simon is one of the smallest “biguns” he never ever follows the others mindset, nor backs down when it pertains to speaking up for himself.
One such celebration where he reveals his defiance of the others’ beliefs is when he states to everyone, “I believe we ought to climb up the mountain.” (page 128) This reveals that he understands the monster isn’t genuine and he shows no worry of the unidentified. Jesus called individuals to do things they thought would be simply impossible simply as Simon did, and the fact that not even the more powerful boys had the nerve to do it demonstrates how assured Simon is to his morals. Simon was sacrificed throughout the routine dance so that the other kids could live.
Simon was killed by all the boys in an unbearable method and declared that it wasn’t truly him. Everybody but Ralph thought that Simon was the monster, and didn’t reconsider prior to assaulting him. Ralph knew it was Simon they eliminated, and he recognized how everyone was imitating wild animals. Likewise the way Simon was displayed in the film after he died revealed him as a Christ-figure in the story; Simon passes away on water that is calm and serene, as the light reflected off the water it gave a sort of sensation of holiness.
Simon’s body was performed by the waves and the way he was floating with his arms stretched out, replicates the manner in which Jesus passed away on the cross. Throughout the story, Simon is revealed to have a very strong connection with Jesus by his actions of kindness. He displayed as an individual with divine ties with Christ and a pointer that purity is all over, even when all hopes appear to be gone.
The lots of occurrences Simon gets the guts to speak up and demonstrate how smart, intelligent he truly is makes a big effect on everybody. Simon, like Christ, was never ever wicked and constantly helped others out with what he could. Simon symbolizes and demonstrates a sort a purity that goes beyond human goodness. However, his ruthless murder at the hands of the other boys designates the absence of that goodness in individuals versus an overwhelming abundance of evil that lies deep within each and everyone among us.