Lord of the Flies Essay | Simon as the Christ Like Figure in Lord of the Flies

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Simon as the Christ Like Figure in Lord of the Flies

Summary: In William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, the character Simon portrays many characteristics similar to those demonstrated by Jesus Christ. The accounts of their two deaths have great similarities which further illustrate Simon's portrayal as a Christ figure in the novel.
The Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, details the story of a group of schoolboys stranded on a deserted tropical island and their struggle between the choice of savagery or civilization. In many novels throughout history, characters often take on characteristics of well known religious, political, or historical figures. In Golding's novel, the character Simon portrays many characteristics similar to those demonstrated by Jesus Christ. There are many biblical parallels in The Lord of the Flies that result in Simon being compared to Jesus Christ.

One reason Simon is regarded as the Christ figure in The Lord of the Flies is that he commits many selfless acts, just as Jesus Christ did. Simon chooses to stay and help Ralph build huts rather than horse play with the other inhabitants. Ralph compliments Simon by saying "Simon. He Helps...

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