'Simon' I

Glenn Stephenson

Melbourne, Australia

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Nikon D700
Nikon 85mm f1.8D
RAW
CS4
Naturally Lit

‘Simon is a character (in the Lord of the Flies) who represents peace and tranquility and positivity, with some references to Jesus Christ. He is very in-tune with the island, and often experiences extraordinary sensations when listening to its sounds. He loves the nature of the island. He is very positive about the future. He also has an extreme aversion to the pig’s head, the “Lord of the Flies,” which derides and taunts Simon in a hallucination. After this experience, Simon emerges from the forest to tell the others that the “beast” that fell from the sky is actually a deceased parachutist caught on the mountain, only to be brutally killed by Jack’s people, who ironically mistake him for the beast and kill him in their ‘dance’ in which they ‘ripped and tore at the beast’ (Simon). The final words that the Lord of the Flies had said to Simon vaguely predicted that his death was about to occur in this manner. Simon’s death represents the loss of truth and common sense.’- Wikipedia

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