Lord of the Flies

Simon appears to recognize the true nature of the beast, but he is too inarticulate to express it adequately. To him, the real source of fear and terror on the island is the people themselves—the boys. It is Simon who recognizes Golding’s thesis, that “

In In a well-written two-chunk paragraph, use evidence from the novel or the quote above to explain how the beastie is actually “mankind’s evil nature [and] is inherent in man.”

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This is very similar to your last question so I would submit the same ideas.

We must first understand what Simon represents in the novel. From the beginning, Golding develops Simon as a Christ-figure. Simon takes on many of the characteristics that Christ had. Simon does not say too much but when he does speak it is to reveal some sort of truth. He defends the weak (Piggy,littluns) and he prefers to think in solitude. Simon is the only boy who understands the nature of the Beast; he knows the beast lives within all the boys. Simon knows the only beast on the island lies inside the boys, they all have humanity's essential illness, “However when Simon thought of the beast, there rose before his inward sight the picture of a human at once heroic and sick.”