How Does Golding Present Simon Evil In Lord Of The Flies

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How is the savage in man denied….? In the story, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the events take place during a war similar to Golding’s own experience during World War II. The story begins when a group of boys become stranded on a deserted island where they have to figure out a way to be rescued and survive. Leaders rise and fall throughout this story, including an unlikely leader of sorts named Simon. Golding uses Simon as a scapegoat in this novel to show man’s ability to be inherently good and evil.
Golding introduced Simon as being a skinny and compassionate boy who is not too strong, but he is not afraid to say what he has to say. Simon’s inherent goodness comes out a lot through his actions like when he had helped the littluns pick the fruits that they themselves could not reach. He had also given Piggy his meat because Jack would not give him any and again he had helped Piggy find his glasses when they had fell off his face. ‘“My specs!’ He went crouching and feeling over the rocks but Simon, who got there first, found them for him.”’ (Golding 71). Simon is
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A pig’s head on a stick is left behind by Jack’s tribe that was meant as an offering to the beast, just stared at him. “Even if he shut his eyes the sow’s head still remained like an after image. The half-shut eyes were dim with the infinite cynicism of adult life.” (Golding 137). Simons goes through a trial where he is tempted by the Mother Sow that now is known to be the Lord of the Flies as the head is starting to be surrounded by flies. He hallucinates and thinks that the Lord of the Flies is talking to him. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! . . . You knew, did not you? I’m part of you?” (Golding 143). Simon realized that the beast is not the Pig’s head, but is part of him and all of