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Essay heading: lord of the flies: simon as a christ figure
 
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This depicts that both Simon and Jesus were misunderstood by the people around them. Simon's encounter with the Lord of the Flies in chapter nine can be seen as a parallel to Jesus' confrontation with Satan in the desert. Simon and Jesus were both challenged by evil but overcame it. Although, the Lord of the Flies would reveal to Simon that it is the evil within the boys, "You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you?" (Golding 143)...
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Although, the Lord of the Flies would reveal to Simon that it is the evil within the boys, "You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you?" (Golding 143). From this, he reaches an epiphany and later leaves to tell the other boys. While returning to tell the boys, Simon is hit in the side by a spear. Jesus was also stabbed in the side before his crucifixion...
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