Lord of the Flies

(Chapter 10) "Did't you see what we-what they did?" There was loathing, and at the same time a kind of feverish excitement in his voice'(p.193)How does Ralph react in the aftermath of Simon's death?

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Ralph has trouble contemplating Simon's murder. He is both guilty and in denial. Piggy tries to justify the death as an accident provoked by Simon's "crazy" behavior, but Ralph, clutching the conch defensively, is consumed with guilt and regret and insists that they took part in a murder.