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Darren Heath

Simon, a character in the novel “Lord of the Flies” written by
William Golding is brave, helpful, shy, dependable, and quiet.

Simon is brave. Simon demonstrates himself to be brave over and over
throughout the novel. He shows this bravery by going into the jungle,
numerous times, by himself and having no way of defending himself if
anything happens. He also leaves the “group” (in chapter seven) and goes
and tells Piggy that the “group” will not be back by dark, this is done all
by himself again with no way of defending himself if anything should
happen. Simon also proves himself to be brave by facing the Lord of the
Flies and telling that it was only a pig head on a stick. Simon continues
to demonstrate that he is brave numerous times throughout the novel.

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Simon is helpful. He shows his ability to help his fellow man by
being the only one who helps Ralph build the shelters. Also, instead of
fighting with the “group” (in chapter seven) he leaves to go and tell Piggy
that the group will not be back by dark. Definitely, these actions show
that Simon is helpful.

Simon is also shy. He clearly demonstrates this throughout the novel.

He does not like to speak in front of people on the island. Also, he is
usually by himself and likes to be alone. He continues to demonstrate that
he is shy by wanting to be alone.

Simon is very dependable. He defiantly demonstrates this by being the
one who was working on the shelters, usually by himself, and never giving
up even though nobody else, but Ralph, helps him. Also he is there when
someone needs something done, and volunteers to do the job. Defiantly, he
shows that he is dependable and wants to help others.

Simon is quiet. He shows that he is quiet throughout the novel by not
speaking in front of the group, and when he does he speak he speaks very
quietly and shyly. He never yells or challenges anyone. He also goes into
the jungle and does not talk or do anything. This all shows that Simon is

Simon is a very complex character with a number of different
personality traits. He is clearly complex by demonstrating himself to be
brave, helpful, shy, dependably, and quiet. These traits are in contrast to
the traits found in most of the other characters in the novel. This maybe
the reason why the other boys killed him.


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