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The Schooldays of Jesus Characters

J. M. Coetzee
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Símon

Símon is a middle-aged man and the self-appointed protector of the young Davíd. Símon is an allegorical figure representing the biblical Joseph. Before the events of the novel, Símon immigrated to the unnamed country in which the novel takes place, and he found Davíd lost and alone. Símon helped to reunite Davíd with his mother, Inés. During the events of the novel, Símon continues to guide and protect Davíd. One of Símon’s main goals in the story is to find a suitable school or tutor for the young boy. Símon is a highly rational and principled man, and in the face of Davíd’s many questions, Símon attempts to answer as honestly and as wisely as possible. Símon sometimes struggles with his role as Davíd’s protector, but he remains...

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