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What do we learn about Simon at the end of Chapter 3?
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I'm doing Lord of the Flies so I should know this.
Simon in chapter 3 runs away from Ralph and the others into the jungle, where he is calmed by the wonderful nature around him. After he picks fruit from the littleuns, showing that he is kind and willing to help, he goes and makes a kind of empty hideout between the bushes.
You could say that William Golding has chosen to show Simon's personality through his actions, e.g. being hardworking and helping Ralph with the shelters whilst Jack and his hunters ignore them and look for meat.
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I'm doing Lord of the Flies so I should know this.
Simon in chapter 3 runs away from Ralph and the others into the jungle, where he is calmed by the wonderful nature around him. After he picks fruit from the littleuns, showing that he is kind and willing to help, he goes and makes a kind of empty hideout between the bushes.
You could say that William Golding has chosen to show Simon's personality through his actions, e.g. being hardworking and helping Ralph with the shelters whilst Jack and his hunters ignore them and look for meat.
Ok thank you this really helped me. This is what I have written so far:



In pages 56-59 we learn a lot about
Simon. When
he’s in his little place on his own the flowers open up. I think this
represents his soul opening up at night, as if it’s closed in the day. This
tells the reader that the others don’t necessarily know what he’s actually
like. Also, he gets fruit from the trees and feeds the
‘littluns’ who are following him. This is not only allegorical as it reminds
the reader of Jesus and his followers, but also shows how kind and caring he
is. Simon collecting the fruit may symbolise how Jesus distributed five loaves
and two fish between 5,000 people (a miracle) in the bible. In this part of the
book, we learn that Simon is unsociable, and prefers to be alone. On page 56,
Ralph describes Simon as ‘queer’, meaning he’s strange. Later on, it says ‘his eyes so bright they
had deceived Ralph into thinking him delightfully gay and wicked’. This
indicates he gives off a different impression to who he really is. On the whole, Simon seems
to be generally good/pure, kind, and he is somehow connected with nature. We
know this because when Simon sits alone in the jungle glade marvelling at the
beauty of nature, we see that he feels a connection with the natural world. In
this section of the book the reader gets the impression Simon is naturally kind
and good, and not forced by cultural expectations to be savage.
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Yeah you are on the right lines
What you said is what I did in class. if you need help regarding Lord of the flies, you can just ask me or I could make a thread to help others doing Lord of the Flies
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Yeah you are on the right lines
What you said is what I did in class. if you need help regarding Lord of the flies, you can just ask me or I could make a thread to help others doing Lord of the Flies
Ok thank you. What's your name?
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