Lord of the Flies

lord of the flies has been called "a fable in which the characters are symbols for abstract ideas."

explain this statement by analyzing one of the major characters ( ralph , jack ,piggy, simon, or roger). What might he symbolize? use page numbers to help answer this questions

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Certainly consider each of the main characters.

Ralph- responsible leadership

Jack-Fascism / violent control


Simon-Wisdom/ Christ-figure

I find Simon the most interesting. Golding sets hem up as a misunderstood outcast. Increasingly he shows the traits of a Christ figure all the way to his sacrifice. Even while the boys are stabbing him, Simon attempts to save them from themselves. Simon represents the greater ideas of salvation which the boys squander at every opportunity.