Simon Character Notes Lord of the Flies - SlideShare

Most of the characters in Lord of the Flies (click on the image to see it larger)
I’m not well provisioned. I have pretty much nothing to eat other than 2 days worth of Atkins. Good thing is that everything has been cooked so if the power gets knocked out I will have food for a couple of days before I devolve into a character from Lord of the Flies.
Use this study guide as a quick review of characters from Lord of the Flies
Characters in Lord of the Flies
Simon
Hebrew: `Shim `on' ­ One who listens or observes"
First seen in choir robes, as a member of Jack's choir. Simon Character Notes Lord of the Flies 1Jack Character Notes Lord of the flies - SlideShareJack Character Notes Lord of the flies 1
Golding makes very good use of characters in Lord of the Flies, he shows both good and evil through each of the characters. One of the characters that represents goodness is Simon. He is very good and pure, and has the most positive outlook. Simon is very different from the other boys, he seems to always be helping the Littluns and many other vulnerable boys such as Piggy. "Simon sitting between the twins and Piggy, wiped his mouth and shoved his piece of meat over the rocks to Piggy, who grabbed it." (Golding, pg.74) This quote interprets an example of a time when Simon helped Piggy by giving him food, it shows Simon's wholeheartedness. Another example would be when Simon helps the Littluns pick fruit from high to reach places. All in all Golding tries to portray Simon as a Christ like figure.Characters in Lord of the Flies
Piggy
We never find out Piggy's real name ­ he is known only as Piggy
Represents the rational side of civilisation of the adult world. Always tries to act according to an absolute set
of standards
Physically disadvantaged; overweight, asthma, short-sighted. Needs his glasses to see properly.Characters in Lord of the Flies
Jack
Old English: Lord of the Land Hebrew: `Jacob' ­ One who takes over
Merridew: Lord of the Place
Leader of the choir and head boy at school, so a natural leader
However, he is a bully and disregards the health of Simon when he faints
Strong willed egomaniac, instinct of savagery, violence, desire for power
Fiery hair and ugly in appearance ­ represents hot-headed, unpleasant character
Desires power above all things ­ furious when he loses the `election'Characters in Lord of the Flies
Littluns
Some of the children are mentioned by name, but only very briefly. Piggy tries to make a list of names, but is
not able finish it
The children are known collectively as the littluns, however are not mentioned as much as other characters in
the novel are
Automatically obey Ralph because he is the most adult.
Only looking to fulfil basic needs, and so spend most days playing.Characters in Lord of the Flies
Sam `n' Eric
Remain closely allied with Ralph [good] for most of the novel, however turn to evil when forced by Jack
Represent human need to have moral support from others ­ they are so connected that they must do
everything as one
Respect Ralph as he offers a sense of security, and provides protection
Gradually loose individuality ­ become known an Samneric
First to see the parachutist, and over exaggerate what they saw, so that people believe there