Simon as a Christ-figure in “Lord of the Flies”


Please identify Simon’s traits that exhibit him as a Christ-figure in “Lord of the Flies?”


Simon can understand things when other characters cannot, that the actual beast is inside of them which they need to be feared from. When in chapter five, all fear beasts and then Ralph arranges to hold votes to figure out whether there is any beast or not, and Simon utters, “…maybe it’s only us.” In fact, he has mystic qualities and intuits than using logic. Just like Jesus, he can understand the group’s problems and how that can be fixed. Like Jesus, Simon goes to wilderness alone to contemplate. Like Jesus, he too sacrifices while saving others. Hence, all these traits of Simon prove him as a Christ like figure.