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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding
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1.How does Simon he feel when he makes the discovery of the parachutist in Lord of the Flies?

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Simon's first gut reaction to his discovery of the parachutist is to be violently ill from both the wretched smell and sight of the rotting corpse of the parachutist.  He actually vomits in the bushes, and then after he composes himself, goes back for a closer look.  Then Simon frees the parachutist's lines "from the rocks and the figure from the wind's indignity" (147).  His action reveals that he feels sorry for the dead man, because his actions help free the dead man from the flies, hopefully so he can drift away to be at peace.  Simon's actions in this scene once more reveal him to be a compassionate, caring young man.

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