Lord of the Flies Essay | Lord of the Flies: Illumination of Simon's Death

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Lord of the Flies: Illumination of Simon's Death

Summary: Examines the novel "Lord of the Flies," by William Golding. Discusses how Golding tries to apotheosize Simon after his death in chapter 9. Analyzes the usage of light imagery to describe the sky, the water, the sea creatures, and Simon's body as it is drifting out into the sea.
Set during World War II, William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, describes the plight of a group of British schoolboys stranded on a Pacific island after their plane is shot down en route to England. Further discord results with an increasing fear of a supposed "beast" on the island. Simon is perhaps one of the more curious figures in the story, and he always comes to the boys' aid whenever someone needs his help. Upon discovering that the beast is only the rotting corpse of a pilot whose plane had been shot down near the island, Simon tries to share this news with the others. However, the boys are caught up in a primal ritual celebrating the slaying of a pig when Simon runs into the midst of this. Mistaken to be the beast, Simon is killed by the boys' spears...

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