Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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How do Ralph and Piggy come to terms with Simon's death? Why the difference in their points of view?

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Piggy, as our surrogate adult, understands that although it was a terrible act, the boys must move on. His willingness to place the blame on Simon instead of everyone else is his way of placing this act hehind him in an attempt to still save civilization.

Ralph has felt the weight of his leadership since the beginning. He has felt an enormous responsibility for the safety and well being of all of the boys. Although...

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