Lord of the Flies Essay | Simon's God-like Role in The Lord of the Flies

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Simon's God-like Role in The Lord of the Flies

Summary: Examines the William Golding novel, The Lord of the Flies. Analyzes the character of Simon. Explores Simon's role of a God-like mentor to the other boys who face the struggle between becoming savages or keeping their civilized nature. Details Simon's importance and influence in the story.
In the Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Simon's character has a kind and gentle nature, which makes him different than the other boys trying to survive on the island. Simon holds a mystical connection to nature, posses a saintly and selfless disposition and he meets a tragic and sacrificial death. Simon's character is important in the novel because he plays the role of a god-like mentor (especially to Ralph and Piggy), and he can easily be compared to Jesus Christ.

Religion in the wilderness is evidently important in the Lord of the Flies. The boys believe that there is a harmful "beast" that is on the island with them. However, the idea that there is a beast manifests fear within the children and grows to become an innate human evil (that dwells within each of them), but is clearer...

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