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The religious symbolism in Lord of the Flies is very hard to miss Now the most obvious one of course is Simon Others would include Ralph Jack Rodger Piggy and salvation Now there are many different ways to compare these people this is just how I see it First Simon is obviously compared to a Christ figure He isnt only the Christ figure but he is the possible savior for the boys on the island Simon is a special person he is very different from the others For example when we see him the only one helping the littluns to gather fruits that they were unable to reach Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach pulled off the choicest from up in the foliage passed them back down to the endless outstretched hands p51 So this is a pretty plain one Christ was always giving helping and carrying for the starving and suffering After Christ was baptized he walked away to the desert and stayed there for forty days meditating and praying Now didnt Simon He felt better walking in the jungle alone thinking probably dreaming enjoying the power and beauty of nature Next Ralph represents everyone of us As Ralph slips away so does order In Lord of the Flies we want to know if Ralph can be saved Now we can relate this to both physical and spiritual thing Clearly he wants to be saved from this island But cant we compare this to our journey on earth As Ralph is pulled in so many directions by the boys he grows and matures You can compare each boy to a worldly temptation For example you could compare selfishness to Jack and a slant toward evil and cruelty to Rodger After Ralph we move onto Jack I would say that he is the physical man He is very prideful and he seems to have emotions of anger and savagery
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