In "Lord of the Flies", how does Golding prepare us for the murder of Simon so that we accept it when it happens?

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Those who are different and do not "fit" into a group are usually feared and ostracized in societies.  Such a character is Simon. Intuitive, he is neither rational like Ralph and Piggy, or physical, predatory, and sadistic like Roger and Jack and the other hunters.  He is not a "big'un, nor is he a  "littl'un." Simon is a loner, and a loner always invites criticism, if not censure.  He...

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