Lord of the Flies

In chapter 7 in Lord of the Flies, Who is the boy that volunteers to run back to Piggy and the littluns, even though he must go alone? What does it suggest about this character?

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Simon is the volunteer.

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Lord of the Flies/ Chapter 7

What does it suggest about the character?

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Hey there. I would say this points to Simon's preference to be alone. The other boys can't believe that Simon would dare enter the forest alone, especially at night. Simon is a solitary character. He sees the forest at night as solitude and the boys as negative energy. He knows that whatever evil that exists on the island is within the boys and not in the forest.

Sorry, I'm the one who originally left this out. I think that Simon volunteers to go back for two reasons; one Aslan has already stated above. The other, I think he was trying to alleviate the pressure Jack was putting on Ralph. We've come to a point where Jack is criticizing and misrepresenting the reasons for everything Ralph does.

As the chapter moves along, Jack continues to needle Ralph for his concern over what's happening at camp...... what's happening to Piggy,"We musn't let anything happen to Piggy, mustn't we?" Chapter 7, pg. 106. Simon is the "seer" of the group, and he has all of the sensitivity and skills of observation necessary to see that at that moment, it was more important to make his way back alone than to allow Ralph to put himself in a more precarious position.

simon is the volunteer.

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the book.

Simon volunteers for two reasons:

1)Simon volunteers to go back for two reasons; one Aslan has already stated above. The other, I think he was trying to alleviate the pressure Jack was putting on Ralph. We've come to a point where Jack is criticizing and misrepresenting the reasons for everything Ralph does.

2)As the chapter moves along, Jack continues to needle Ralph for his concern over what's happening at camp...... what's happening to Piggy, "We musn't let anything happen to Piggy, mustn't we?" Chapter 7, pg. 106. Simon is the "seer" of the group, and he has all of the sensitivity and skills of observation necessary to see that at that moment, it was more important to make his way back alone than to allow Ralph to put himself in a more precarious position.

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Lord of the Flies http://www.lord-of-the-flies-who-is-the-boy-who-runs-back-to/