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 depicts lots of attributes similar to those shown by Jesus in the bible. He is shown to have all the qualities that Jesus has: decision, intelligence and strength. Even his physical look portrays Christ since he is skinny and very little of a hard individual. Simon was extremely calm and taking care of others, specifically with the little children and delighted in being alone when he could.
Simon embodies a pure spiritual human goodness that is deeply connected with nature and individuals 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 mocked of for sharing those predictions. Whereas Ralph and Jack stand at opposite ends of the scale between civilization and savagery, Simon bases on an entirely various airplane from all the other young boys. Unlike all the other kids on the island, Simon shows compassion and pureness since he thinks in the inherent value of morality.
He acts kindly towards the more youthful children, and he is the very first to realize the problem postured by the beast, that the beast on the island is not real or something that can be hunted down and eliminated. It isn’t physical however rather a savagery that hides within each human being. In Golding’s view, the human impulse towards civilization is not as deeply entrenched as the human impulse toward savagery. Despite the reality that Simon is one of the tiniest “biguns” he never ever follows the others way of thinking, nor pulls back when it concerns speaking up for himself.
One such event where he shows his defiance of the others’ beliefs is when he states to everybody, “I think we should climb the mountain.” (page 128) This reveals that he knows the monster isn’t real and he reveals no worry of the unidentified. Jesus called people to do things they believed would be merely impossible simply as Simon did, and the reality that not even the more powerful kids had the nerve to do it shows how assured Simon is to his morals. Simon was compromised throughout the ritual dance so that the other young boys might live.
Simon was killed by all the boys in an agonizing way and declared that it wasn’t truly him. Everyone but Ralph believed that Simon was the beast, and didn’t think twice before attacking him. Ralph knew it was Simon they killed, and he understood how everybody was imitating wild animals. Also the way Simon was shown in the motion picture after he died revealed him as a Christ-figure in the story; Simon dies on water that is calm and peaceful, as the light reflected off the water it offered a sort of feeling of holiness.
Simon’s body was carried out by the waves and the way he was floating with his arms extended, duplicates the way that Jesus passed away on the cross. Throughout the story, Simon is revealed to have a very strong connection with Jesus by his actions of generosity. He showed as an individual with divine ties with Christ and a suggestion that pureness is all over, even when all hopes appear to be gone.
The lots of events Simon gets the nerve to speak out and demonstrate how wise, smart he actually is makes a huge effect on everyone. Simon, like Christ, was never ever wicked and constantly helped others out with what he could. Simon represents and demonstrates a sort a purity that surpasses human goodness. However, his ruthless murder at the hands of the other young boys designates the absence of that goodness in people versus a frustrating abundance of evil that lies deep within each and everybody among us.