Simon as an Ambassador for Self-Realization “Lord of the Flies”

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The trials and tribulations all humans face becomes prominent as each individual succumbs to evil in attempts of recreating his or her lost civilization. Out of each dark moment the individual faces, flourishes a new state of human consciousness that is consistent in revealing one’s true nature. In the Lord of the Flies, the transition the three young boys make into adulthood is evident as their significance and their newfound identity becomes more pronounced. Simon’s particular incident involves his encounter with the ‘Lord of the Flies’, where he comes to terms with the innate evil that resides within all humanity, causing him to be an ambassador for self-realization. Ralph’s test of faith and leadership comes with the recognition that…show more content…
There was no solemn assembly for debate nor dignity of the conch” (196). At this point, Jack has the total control of the island, showing that the savage part of humanity has succeeded. After his consciousness evolves, the light of humanity is seen through Ralph’s trials and tribulations, revealing his nature as a civilized leader. Throughout the novel, Ralph symbolizes order, structure and leadership. Nevertheless, he has faced many trials that test his faith, proving that he is a classic example of a person that is a product of his society’s morals and values. In a world that demands individuals to conduct themselves according to the values and morals imposed by the society, it is often difficult to find those that exhibit an innate sense of compassion. Simon is a character that proves to be ‘one with nature’ and shows an immediate liking to his new environment. Therefore, when the others resorted to savagery, he still had not lost his gentleness and compassion. His encounter with the Lord of the Flies exposes the truth about the beast and as a result, causes his consciousness to evolve. This reveals his true nature as a kindhearted and an honest person. As promised, the Lord of the Flies did have fun with him, ultimately causing his death in attempts of spreading the truth amongst the other boys. The ‘Lord of the Flies’ states: “There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast. . . . Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!”

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