Lord Of The Flies Simon Character Analysis Essay

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Lord of the Flies: William Golding In Lord of the Flies, Simon shows to be an important role in the story as he uncovers the mystery of the beastie. He is seen to be shy and to himself but soon shows his full brain capability and what he can offer to the group but it goes unnoticed. His personality is unique and shows much potential, as does mine. Both me and Simon are independent, sensitive, and introverted as this presents an idealistic nature. Simon is one to resist the influence of those around him. He feels he is capable of making his own decisions and to keep in line with his priorities. "… How everyone was going to work hard until the shelters were finished?... All day I've been working with Simon. No one else..." (Golding 50)…show more content…
Me being an introvert as well, I can relate, where the absence of confidence has stuck. It seems to be really hard for me to openly share my opinions and my assessments to most topics. "Simon turned away from them and went the just perceptible path led him... Holding his breath he cocked a critical ear at the sounds of the island." (Golding 57) When wanting to be alone, Simon heads to a secret place to take in the silence. When I get frustrated or need calming down, I too find a quiet safe place for me where I feel comfortable to let out all the negative energy. While being in this mind set, there is a great deal of thinking and feeling happening. Throughout the book, Simon finds a deeper meaning to all things around him and provides information upon the Lord of the Flies but is then ignored and unappreciated. "You shut up, young Simon! Why couldn't you say there wasn’t a beast?" (Golding 93) Simon desperately tries to tell them he doesn’t think the beast is real but more as an imaginary figure of their inner rage, but all he got in the end was being yelled at and disregarded by the group. With his theories, he uses his feelings to produce a reasonable and opinionated judgement to the beastie. In my personality traits, I use feeling to make my decisions based on my emotions along with Simon, going and doing whatever he wants based on what he feels like doing. "However, Simon thought of the beast, there rose before his inward sight the picture of a
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