Olivia Lyon
12/16/2012 12:49:32 am

Simon is a Christ figure because in chapter8, he wanted to go to the mountain top. No one else wanted to join him, but he did so anyway. This is a Christ-lke thing to do because there were many times no one agreed with Christ but he trusted his beliefs and did what he thought was best. This just goes to show that Simon is confident in himself, even if others don't believe him, just as Christ was.

Alexsis Powell
12/16/2012 03:59:21 am

I agree with Olivia, and when she said "Simon is confident in himself, even if others don't believe him, just as christ was". I agree with this because it shows how Simon went against the of the crowd, like a christ like figure would.

Lexie Vetrano
12/16/2012 05:17:46 am

Olivia is right that Simon is Christ-like in chapters 8 and 9 because Simon did want to go to the top of the mountain when no one else did. He showed courage that none of the other boys possessed.

Raeghan O'Connor
1/1/2013 06:22:55 am

I agree with Olivia because Christ didn't follow the crowd, and Simon did the same when he went off and did what he felt was right.

Gianni Jannke
12/16/2012 07:27:58 am

One example of evidence from chapters 7 & 8 that shows Simon as a christ-figure is the scene where simon is talking to the head. Simon is spiritually communicating with the "Lord of the Flies," which is actually a head of a pig. This portrays him as a christ figure because he is talking with a dead body.
Another example that represents Simon as a christ figure is how he overheard Jack's groups's conversation about the pig/beast. This represents how he can almost see other "things." He is almost a watcher, looking over everyone. Just like a christ figure.

alex barina
12/16/2012 11:53:44 am

I agree with Gianni, when Simon speaks to the head it represented spirituality because he was communicating with the dead. I also agree with his second example that he is more of a sentient being, relating to a Christ figure.

Anna Tworzyanski
12/16/2012 09:17:23 am

Evidence from chapters 8 and 9 show that Simon is a Christ figure. Simon takes the conch from Piggy, advising their small group to climb the mountain. Piggy replies "What's the good of climbing up to this here beast when Ralph and the other two couldn't do nothing?" Simon only says "What else is there to do?" This is like when Christ and his disciples had been roaming the desert for 40 days and Christ tells Moses to climb the mountain because His father is going to speak to him. In both situations, they're climbing the mountain to meet something or someone they've seen signs of but can't really explain because it won't reveal itself fully. Another example is when after speaking, Simon 'retires' and lets the group do as they please. This is analogous to Christ because He supposedly gives signs but then just lets society do as it pleases. Also, Simon the disappears to the fruit trees where he'd usually pick fruit for the younger children. This is like when Joseph and Mary bring Jesus with them to Jerusalem or some city in Israel and Jesus disappears to go to His father's house, the church. In the church, Jesus's father and counterpart helps people, like Simon helps the young ones on that area of the island pick fruit.

Xavier Edwards
12/16/2012 09:49:47 am

I agree with Anna and I think another example could be found in the next chapter after simon becomes thirsty.

Shannon Barrett
12/19/2012 05:48:34 am

A Christ figure is someone who would give anything for others, Simon does this when he goes to the top of the mountain and sees the dead parachutist and decides to go back and tell the others at the feast even though he was very weak.


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