Lord of the Flies

lord of the flies

chapters 5-6

What Simon believed to be “the dirtiest thing there is?

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Simon hates speaking to the boys as a group. He is repelled by their violent aggressive energy. Still, he feels the need to at least try and save them from themselves. Simon is Golding's Christ figure who continually attempts to make them understand that their fear is only themselves, “Simon became inarticulate in his efforts to express mankind's essential illness.” The dirtiest thing he could think of was the darkness that exists in all of them. Unfortunately, Simon is cut short by Jack's rude comment.

The dirtiest thing to a group of 6-12-year-old-boys is sex. Jack's uttered syllable may have been sod. this goes along with the rape of the pig("right up the ass") the boys being" wed" to the jungle, the sow lying "sensuosly" in the shade and the "lust" of the boys on the hunt, and even though it's obviously a blood lust, Golding uses it both ways.

Mankind"s essential illness is fear and Simon was going to use sex as an example something that is unknown and fearful to the boys.