Lord of the Flies

What theme does Simon express at the meeting?

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Simon attempts to express man's essential illness. He thinks that the actual beast lies within themselves. The darkness that they all fear lies inside the hearts of men or rather boys. Of course this is beyond what these boys can comprehend making his attempt fall into ruins. Simon never believed in the beast to be a monster with claws rather than a human, "at once heroic and sick."