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Should Ralph be weeping for Piggy or Simon At the end William Goldings Lord of the Flies Golding describes Ralph weeping for Simons death I disagree with Goldings view because I think that Ralph should be weeping for both Piggy and Simon since they are both equally good friends to him and society loses very much with each ones death On the friendship level Ralph should be weeping for Simon for several reasons First of all Ralph was actually involved in Simons death when he and the others were all acting chaotic during the feast Simon was about to tell everyone the truth about the beast when he was attacked Kill the beast Cut his throat Spill his blood Do him in 152 This quote shows how crazy they were and Ralph is involved in this The terrible murder of Simon is savage and meaningless Ralph feels guilty for Simons death although Piggy is afraid to admit being involved in it as well Everyone was involved though when they were naturally high This tells us that Ralph and Piggy have evil in them too Simon was always a loner and should be felt sorry for This is another reason that Ralph should weep for Simon He did not have any really good friends and was always honest and kind Above all Simon was Ralphs friend They always got along pretty well and never fought Most of the time they agreed on the same things Ralph should also be weeping for Piggy on the friendship level for several main reasons Ralph is guilty for Piggys death too When Ralph and Piggy come to Jacks tribe to get the glasses back Ralph is supposed to be protecting Piggy Yet when Piggy begging Ralph for help Ralph ignores him Piggy was also Ralphs advisor Ralph always consulted with Piggy before making any decisions and Piggy always made the wise and good decisions If Piggy wasnt there Ralph
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