Simon Lord Of The Flies Characterization English Essay

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Simon
In the novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding represents Simon in multiple ways. Simon is different from the other boys because he is very kind and helpful. He is especially different from Jack and Ralph because he is inherently spiritual and connected with nature. Unlike the other boys, Simon acts morally because he believes that you are a better person if you keep your integrity instead of being pushed by guilt.
Simon is very helpful and kind because he helped Ralph with the shelters when no one else would. “All day I've been working with Simon. No one else. They're off bathing, or eating, or playing” (Golding 38). This quote shows the reader that Simon is hard working and doesn’t mind helping even though no one else would. Simon is not like the other boys on the island, he acts morally, and he behaves kindly toward the younger children. "’Someone's got to go across the island and tell Piggy we'll be back after dark.’ ‘I'll go if you like. I don't mind, honestly.’ Before Ralph had time to reply, he smiled quickly, turned and climbed into the forest” (Golding 91). This quote shows that Simon is the only boy who doesn't seem to be afraid of the forest probably because he knows he's safer alone than with the other boys.
Simon may be a little timid, but he's a compassionate boy. A "skinny, vivid boy" (Golding 17). Simon's personality of natural goodness comes out in his actions. He recovers Piggy's glasses when they fly off his face after Jack punches him....

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