When Innocence Is Resurrected through Painful Times in Lord of the Flies

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When Innocence is Ressurected through Painful Times in Lord of the Flies “Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved” (Helen Keller). In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding Simon, the innocent one, is challenged by being put through extreme hardship and torture. He is constantly put through events that degrade and diminish him mentally and physically. Even though Simon is innocent and quiet he still goes through a great deal of misery. Simon is a seen as bizarre and odd to the other boys leading to him getting picked on but does not give in. Despite all the pain as well as the suffering Simon still keeps a strong mind in attempt to achieve success. Simon is put to trial when asked to speak about the beast. When a commotion breaks about the beast Simon reluctantly decides to take part in the conversation showing his strength even though he feels that speaking is a last option: Simon felt a perilous necessity to speak; but to speak in assembly was a terrible thing to him. ‘Maybe,’ he said hesitantly, ‘maybe there is a beast.’ The assembly cried out savagely and Ralph stood up in amazement. ‘You, Simon? You believe in this?’ ‘I don’t know’ said Simon. His heartbeats were choking him ‘But…’ The storm broke. (95/96) Simon pauses and hesitates several times showing that he is suffering but still tries to push through the impatient and barbaric like crowd when he speaks showing his desire to

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