Lord of the Flies Symbolism Essay

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Lord of the Flies Symbolism In “Lord of the Flies a plane crashes on a deserted island leaving a group of schoolboys on their own. As you read further into the book one starts to realize that this book is really more of an allegory on human nature, and it is full of a plethora of symbolism. An important symbol in this book is a young boy named Simon, who represents goodness and Christ figure. Simon throughout the story is shown to be a kind boy. This is shown when he helps Piggy find his glasses after Jack knocked them of. Simon also gave Piggy his portion of meat when it seemed that Jack was not going to give Piggy a share. Probably what really shows his goodness apart from the fact that he was the only one to not give in to savagery, was how he helps the littlums: “Simon found or them the fruit they could not reach, pulled off the choicest from up in the foliage, passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands” (pg. 56). Apart from helping the littlums with food, Simon was also there for them when they would wake up in the middle of the night because of nightmares. Simon supported and brought hope to Ralph, like when he said: “You’ll get back to where you came from… All the same. You’ll get back alright, I think so anyway” (pg.111). Simon, in this story, is an allegory for Christ. Simon’s meditative spirit, and kindness added with his prophetical thoughts, and actions help express this. Simon early in the story said that “Maybe there is a beast… What I mean is… maybe it’s only us” (pg.89). He sensed from the very beginning that the beast was really the evil that lived inside the boys. Simon also somewhat foreshadows his death when he says to Ralph “You’ll get back to where you came from” (pg.111), by not saying we’ll get back. Simon’s