Describe the death of Simon in Lord of the Flies.

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Simon had gone into his grove to contemplate things and actually passed out or fallen asleep.  While he was unconscious or semi-conscious he has a very clear vision of the Lord of the Flies and it tells him how they've been chasing a ghost, that the real fear or the real beast is actually inside of the boys.

So Simon runs out of the woods to tell the boys and to try and help them get over this terrible fear, but he stumbles into a group of revved up boys with spears pretending to kill the beast.  They attack him, out of a mixture of fear and bloodlust, and stab him to death quickly.


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