In chapter 7, Simon tells Ralph that he'll get back alright, and he volunteers to go back to Piggy, alone, in the dark. It was very odd, and a little bit prophetic when Simon told Ralph he would make it home. When he volunteered to go back by himself, which was courageous and selfless. Up untill that point, Simon had been portrayed as a Christ figure, a very selfless and caring person. These actions reflect this, because he went back to Piggy, not for his own benefit, but to help Piggy get through the night alone with the littluns. Also, he was developed a bit more with the prophetic conversation, and this is showing a new side of Simon.
I agree with Victoria because when Simon told Ralph he would make get back all right, it kind of came out of nowhere and was quite unusual. However this developed his Christ character because he didn't have to say that to Raph, but he did, making Ralph feel a little better. Also, when Simon offered to go back to Piggy all alone, this too, was an example of his Christ character's development, as well.
I agree with Olivia and Victoria. This is just another example of how Simon is willing to give himself up and go though a scary jungle at dusk so he can help others. This further portrays Simon as a christ figure.
i agree with victoria. Ralph was alone sitting on the rocks depressed and then Simon came up and told him exactly what he needed to hear. Simon is like a the christ figure that is portrayed in other chapters, his selflesness and actions for others are consistant. I found it very strange when simon said to ralph that he would go back on his own most people wouldnt.
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When the boys stopped to eat while traveling up the mountain, Ralph feels that the ocean is like an impenetrable wall blocking any hope the boys have of escaping the island. Simon lifts Ralph's spirits by assuring him that he will make it home. In previous chapters, Simon has been the soft-spoken, Christ like one. I don't think Simon's behavior in chapter 7 is any different from how he has acted in the past.
Leah's answer is really good for this question. In the previous chapters, Simon has been known to always brighten up someone's day, even when they're having problems, doubts, or troubles. He always has good things to say. If it's not nice, then he doesn't say it. This reflects how Simon acts in the previous chapters because Simon is known as the "christ figure" in our class, and when he gave Ralph the inspirational speech about how he was positive that he would make it back home gave Ralph hope. Simon was helpful in a christ like way in this part of the chapter.
In Chapter 7, when the boys stop to eat while traveling up the mountain, Ralph looks out at the vast ocean and feels as if all hope of ever being rescued was lost. Simon, however, lifts his spirits by confidently saying that, "You'll get back to where you came from...You'll get back all right." When Ralph asks which of the boys were willing to go back through the forest to inform Piggy about their delayed arrival, Simon volunteers out of the blue, saying that, "I'll got if you like. I don't mind honestly." As many have said, in previous chapters, Simon has been established as a philosophical, Christ-like figure. The fact that he voluntarily gives encouragement to Ralph and is willing to go through a massive forest at dusk by himself, further portrays his character.
In chapter 7 when Ralph feels like he is losing hope of being rescued, some does something unusual and uncharacteristic of him. He tells Ralph "You'll be back, you'll be back alright". Simon doesn't normally put his two sense in about anything and this was the first time he expressed any leadership to the other boys besides following someone else. Another instance in this chapter would be when Simon volunteers to go across the island to talk to piggy all by himself. He normally does not take this big of a responsibility. . This helps us understand Simon much more more as his character is really starting to develop. Before we didn't really know how he played into the story but now we know that he is almost like a Christ like figure to the boys.
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Sadly, I think that all of my Ideas were already said to answer the question. However the way he is acting differently is how he is becoming more verbal so people really start to see how good of a person he really is. So it really isn't a change in how he acts but it is a change in how he is feeling more comfortable and is starting to show himself to the world which could be a good thing for him. That is because how nice he is to everyone he meets
Sadly, I think that all of my Ideas were already said to answer the question. However the way he is acting differently is how he is becoming more verbal so people really start to see how good of a person he really is. So it really isn't a change in how he acts but it is a change in how he is feeling more comfortable and is starting to show himself to the world which could be a good thing for him. That is because how nice he is to everyone he meets.
Up until chapter 7 simon was depicted as a crist figure. In chapter seven simon went back to Piggy in the middle of the night wich was a very selfless act wich seems unusual because until this chapter simon didnt seem like a coragous person
I agree with Victoria. When Simon was telling Ralph that he'll get back all right, I couldn't help thinking that he had just spoken a little prophecy, or maybe just a little glimpse of the future that he's so sure will happen. Like Christ, he had kind of told Ralph to just trust what he says will happen. I think this really added more to his character, and showed what a different person he really is from the other boys, who are always harassing each other.
In chapter 7 Simon volunteers to go back to the platform to go across the island and tell piggy (who was watching after the littleluns) that they would not be back until after dark all by him-slef. This is different from how simon was portrayed in the beginning of the story, which was he was scared to speak up and talk like during assembly's. This was extremely unusual because simon would have normally stayed quiet and kept to himself, but now how spoke up and volunteered to travel back across the island all by himself. This contributes to his development because i predict that simon will gradually come out of his shy shell, and almost take on the role of the leader with his strong intelligent skills. I also think Golding is trying to show us that over time people and characters change based of their situations.
With all the chaos going on, Simon tells Ralph he'll get back alright. This is odd because the boys chances of being rescued was ruined when the parachutist died and the smoke went out so the ship couldn't see them;plus he has no way plan to actually return them to the outside world. In addition, he never says 'we'll get back alright' he says 'you'll get back alright.' This is odd because Simon's basically saying that no matter what happens to the rest of them, Ralph will return safely, as if Simon is being selfless and wold let Ralph be rescued instead of him.
Simon tells Ralph that he will get back alright, this unusual because he's saying that no matter what happens Ralph will get back, not all of them, just Ralph. Which can be taken as he thinks Ralph's survival skills are great and he'll be fine and that not that many people will survive, but Ralph will.
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These actions reflect this, because he went back to Piggy, not for his own benefit, but to help Piggy get through the night alone with the littluns. Also, he was developed a bit more with the prophetic conversation, and this is showing a new side of Simon.
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