Simon Lord Of The Flies Analysis

474 Words 2 Pages
There is a pessimistic ending to the novel The Lord of the Flies by William Golding which highlights the many flaws of the human nature, which puts negativity on society’s ability to survive. The only character that represents goodness is Simon. Simon portrays as a Christ-figure, he has the qualities such as intelligences, caring, good, etc. After the boys kill Simon, thinking he was the beast, Golding says, “Jack and the boys manages to kill Simon. Simon is even the optimist and the innocent one in this novel, but Golding kills him off, which some may say Golding kills optimism. One might believe the message Golding is trying to share is that, humans are evil and has killed off the goodness in people. Just like how the Jack and his tribe kills Simon. In the last scenes of the …show more content…
The boys, as it says in the quote has lost their innocence, they have broken free from their rules and the past. The boys are free from the chains that kept them to follow the rules, the darkness and evil has taken over them. In addition, when Ralph and the other boys begins to sob and the officer decides to give them some privacy, “He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together; and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance” (202). The officer eye’s “rest on the trim cruiser in the distance” because he knows that the boys’ futures will be working on that ship, he knows that war and death fills their future. They can no longer go back to their past, the boys don’t really have a bright future ahead of them which is why one may believe that this novel ends on a pessimistic note. Golding focuses on the flaws of the humankind and not the strengths and goodness. Golding is basically saying that it is easier for men to do wrong than to do right, which discourages the future of humankind and makes one wonder what their path for the future

Related Documents