How does Simon die?

December 19, 2021
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How does Simon die?

Shouting that he is the beast, the boys descend upon Simon and start to tear him apart with their bare hands and teeth. Simon tries desperately to explain what has happened and to remind them of who he is, but he trips and plunges over the rocks onto the beach. The boys fall on him violently and kill him.

What happened to Simon in Lord of the Flies?

Simon dies after his conversation with the Lord of the Flies, when he finds out the beast is inside all the boys. Excited by their hunt, the other boys kill Simon as he tries to explain his finding.

Why are we not told Piggy’s real name?

Piggy is a fat, shy twelve-year-old boy who has asthma; he is the only one who knows how to correctly pronounce asthma. The other boys on the island pronounce it as “ass-mar”. Piggy wears “specs”. Piggy is not his real name (that is never revealed) but instead a nickname given to him by his schoolmates to tease him.

Why did they kill Simon in Lord of the Flies?

In The Lord of the Flies, Simon learns that the beast the children on the island fear is actually a dead paratrooper and his parachute. When he tries to bring his new knowledge to the other boys, he is murdered by them in a ritualistic style. This is because the children follow him for protection from the beast.

Why is the Lord of the Flies a banned book?

According to the American Library Association, Lord of the Flies is most often banned because of its violence and inappropriate language. Many districts believe the book’s violence and demoralizing scenes to be too much for young audiences to handle.

Is Simon evil in Lord of the Flies?

Whereas Ralph and Jack stand at opposite ends of the spectrum between civilization and savagery, Simon stands on an entirely different plane from all the other boys. Simon embodies a kind of innate, spiritual human goodness that is deeply connected with nature and, in its own way, as primal as Jack’s evil.