How would you describe or explain the life-like figure that Simon and the flies discovered and what Simon had to do with it?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

After Simon has regained consciousness after his epileptic attack he knows that the 'beast' is just a part of each and every one of them. He therefore climbs the mountain to see for himself what it was that Samneric, and later Ralph, Jack and Roger, mistook for a real beast. Simon find the dead body of an airman, which is made to move in a life-like manner when gusts of wind catch the parachute which is still attached to the body. Simon frees the trapped parachute lines from the rocks, which allows the figure to slump at rest, no longer a puppet at the mercy of the wind.
5 people found this useful

How did Simon die in the Lord of the Flies?

He got killed because Jack's tribe was having a feast and got caught up in the excitement of chanting and dancing around the fire. Simon just happened to crawl out of the forest at the same time and believing he was the beast the boys attacked and killed him. Afterwards they left him on the beach wi ( Full Answer )

What does the Lord of the Flies tell Simon?

The lord of the flies tells Simon that they cannot escape him, the beast, for it is inside themselves. They are the beast. It also tells him that 'he' is going to have fun, and everyone will kill him.

When does Simon die in Lord of the Flies and how?

Simon dies at the end of chapter 9: A view to a Death. Simon had climbed to the top of the mountain and discovered that the so called beast was simply the body of a dead parachutist. He made his way through the darkening jungle to inform the other boys, who were attending a feast thrown by Jack on t ( Full Answer )

How does Simon die in Lord of the Flies?

Simon was killed by everyone except Piggy. He was crawling out of the woods in the dark and the boys thought it was the beast so they beat him.

How old is Simon in the Lord of the Flies?

The undisputed littluns are described as being around six years old. Ralph is the oldest boy and he is twelve years and a few months old. Simon is described as being in the dubious region between littluns and biguns so presumably he is around 8 or 9 years old.

Is Simon from Lord of the Flies an orphan?

There is never any mention of Simon's family. The only things known about Simon's life before his arrival on the island are what Jack reveals. Simon was part of the choir and was prone to fainting. Piggy told Ralph that both of his parents were dead and that he lived with his auntie, so Piggy was ( Full Answer )

Who is Simon in The Lord of the Flies?

Simon is originally a chior member, but is very odd, the other boys think he is "batty". He suffers from fainting fits (epilepsy?) and is very prophetic. Could Golding have wanted him to symbolise a Jesus figure?

What does the Lord of the Flies say to Simon?

During his internalised conversation with 'The Lord of the Flies' Simon is really just talking to the darkness within himself, the part of himself that has the capacity to do evil. Essentially he is simply arguing and talking to himself during an epileptic fit. His inner evil tells him that, and I q ( Full Answer )

Lord of the Flies Simon?

Simon is a quite boy who keeps to himself a lot. Simon is happy to pick ripe fruit for the littluns who are unable to reach it. He admires Ralph and is happy to help him build shelters and is also happy to run an errand for Ralph, through the darkening jungle when the rest of the boys are scared of ( Full Answer )

When does Simon die in Lord of the Flies?

Simon is killed at the end of chapter 9. The boys are having areenactment of the pig hunt when Simon, who is delirious andhallucinating, crawls into the ring of boys. The boys first thinkhe is the beast and start killing him. When they realize it isSimon and not the beast, they are to caught up and ( Full Answer )

Describe Simon in Lord of the Flies?

Simon is a member of Jack's choir, he is the boy who faints when the choir first arrive at the platform, in answer to Ralph blowing the conch. Jack also mention that Simon had fainted on previous occasions in Addis and Gib'. Simon is described as being in the grey area between biguns and little'uns ( Full Answer )

What does Simon discover lord of flies chapter 9?

When Simon discovers that 'the beast' which Samneric had seen on the mounatin top is simply the dead body of an airman he untangles the parachute lines which have caused the body to move like a puppet when the wind blows.

Simon and the flies both find a life-like figure describe it?

The life-like figure which Simon and the flies had both found was the dead body of the airman on top of the mountain. The parachute lines which were still attached to the body had become tangled in the rocks and caused the top part of the seated figure to slump forward or 'sit up' depending on how t ( Full Answer )

What does Simon have to do with the life-like figure?

After Simon has regained consciousness after his epileptic attack he knows that the 'beast' is just a part of each and every one of them. He therefore climbs the mountain to see for himself what it was that Samneric, and later Ralph, Jack and Roger, mistook for a real beast. Simon find the dead body ( Full Answer )

In Lord of the Flies how do Simon and Eric describe the beast?

The identical twin brothers are called Sam and Eric, or Samneric for short, not Simon and Eric. In chapter 6: Beast From air Samneric simultaneously describe the beast, and I quote.... "It was furry. There was something moving behind its head--wings. the beast moved too---" "that was awful. It kind ( Full Answer )

What does Simon do after talking with the Lord of the Flies?

Simon realizes that the "beast" on the island is in fact, a real man who has just died and happened to land on the Mountain Top. Simon then goes to the man and untangles him and lets him go. When he goes to tell all the other boys about it.... well... he dies. The boys murder him in fear that he is ( Full Answer )

How is Simon from Lord of the Flies described?

Simon is a quite boy who keeps to himself a lot. He is in the disputed area between biguns and littluns, so he is probably around 8, 9 or 10. He is described as being a skinny, vivid little boy with a pointed chin, a mop of straight black hair and bright eyes that had deceived Ralph into thinking hi ( Full Answer )

What does Simon look like in the Lord of the Flies?

Simon is described in the book as being in the grey area between biguns and little'uns but he is generally counted as a bigun. He is small, skinny and has dark hair and bright lively eyes, which decieved Ralph into believing him to be delightfully wicked.

Simons encounter with the Lord of the Flies?

He finds a pigs head on a stick with flies buzzing round it ( The lord of the flies) , this then 'speaks' to him with the voice of the schoolteacher and basically says mean things to him.

What happened to Simon in Lord of the Flies?

He is involved in an airplane crash that leaves him stranded on a deseart island. He witnesses the Lord of the Flies during a seizure and it either torn apart or beaten to death by the other boys and is washed out to sea afterwards.

Is Simon murdered in Lord of the Flies?

Yes he was. He had just found out that the beast lives within and was going to tell all the boys. But the boys were having a feast and partying. When he comes out of the jungle, the boys think he is the beast and stab him to death, everyone takes part. The next day everyone realizes it is Simon; yet ( Full Answer )

What does Simon offer in Lord of the Flies?

Simon is a very symbolic part of Lord of the Flies. His gentleness throughout the novel, and the fact that he never strays from this, shows that he, possibly alone among the boys, gets his goodness from within, it is not just conditioned by society. His illness links to old fasion viws that people w ( Full Answer )

In Lord of the Flies what does Simon discover about the ape-like beast?

In Chapter 8, Simon discovers the "real" beast is a pig (sow) head on a stick, which is the Lord of the Flies... the lord of the flies also claims that the boys created the beast and everyone of the boys is a beast in himself.... In Chapter 9, the so called beast Samneric saw in earlier chapters ( Full Answer )

Lord of the Flies Where had Simon gone?

Simon is the Christ-figure in Lord of the Flies. He disappears to private clearings in the island to appreciate and commune with nature. Later in the novel, he goes alone to the top of the mountain to investigate the parachuter. After his death, his body is surrounded by a glowing halo of sea life a ( Full Answer )

How is Simon killed in Lord of the Flies?

He got killed because Jack's tribe was having a feast and got caught up in the excitement of chanting and dancing around the fire. Simon just happened to crawl out of the forest at the same time and believing he was the beast the boys attacked and killed him.

What does Simon represent in the Lord of the Flies?

-Spoiler warning- Simon is what's known in literature as the "Christfigure". His plot line is very similar to that of Jesus from Christian mythology and often peacefully confronts the key antagonist (and dies in result). This is shown primarily when, on page 56, Simon helps the littl'uns get the ( Full Answer )

Simons death in Lord of the Flies?

Simon dies because the boys mistaken that simon is the beast. They thought Simon was the beast because it was lightning and dark, they coukdnt see very well. The boys chant "Kill the Beast! Cut his throat! Let him in!" and they spear simon. They tear and bruise and kill Simon little by little. Simon ( Full Answer )

Lord of the Flies what happend to Simon?

If you want it bluntly; he was killed. When in the night, when there was a party going on with the tribe that Jack led, he ran down from the mountain screaming about a dead body, right when they were doing a death chant or something of that sort. Simon was mistaken for the beast that they all fea ( Full Answer )

What are quotes from Simon in Lord of the Flies?

'We could make scratches on bark and rub black stuff in.' (page 24) 'We used his specs ... He helped that way.' (page 42) 'What I mean is ... Maybe it's only us.' (page 96) 'I think we ought to climb the mountain' (page 141) These are all the things Simon said during the book that I gathere ( Full Answer )

Why does the Lord of the Flies speak to Simon?

Because Simon is halucinating. The Lord of the Flies speaks to Simon to tell him about how they are acting. Simon is the only sane person on the island who has not commited a violent act.

Is Simon in Lord of the Flies a protagonist?

Most people would say that Ralph is the protagonist in Lord of the Flies because we experience the island through his eyes. But one can also say that Simon is the protagonist because he stands out in the book. He is the one who discovers the truth about the beast. One of the most important themes in ( Full Answer )

How does Simon converse with the Lord of the Flies?

he has a fit and imagines the Lord of the Flies talking to him, he is chosen by the author as he is the cypher and the one that is most likely to understand the message the Lord of the Flies gives, which is that the beast is within.

What was the role of Simon in Lord of the Flies?

Simon is the reference to the authors meaning that all people are born evil and with society we teach them to be good Simon was the one good thing on the island and is compared to jeasus ie he talks to the lord of flies which in the bible is bealzabuv the devil second in comand

What is Simon like in the novel lord of the flies?

He is seen as someone who is slightly separate from society- e.g the passing out etc. Also he is almost the sensible voice of the group of the boys except Piggy so when he dies a part of the sensibleness of the boys dies too- the boys begin to go wild afterwards

Why is Simon afraid Lord of the Flies?

Simon is afraid that if he faps to hard then the group might collapse which means no more blow jobs for poor old Simon! :(

Can you describe Simons encounter with the Lord of the Flies?

The lord of the flies is Allah in his earthbound form He tells Simon that he must spread Allahs name and he hands him a Koran. Later in the story, this meeting causes Simon to suicide bomb himself and this kills everyone but Ralph

Who were Jack and Simon in Lord of the Flies?

Jack and Simon are both members of the private school choir, (with Jack as the Captain) and they work together the majority of the time, but Simon also helps out Ralph. Eventually, Jack will form his own tribe against Ralph.