How does Golding present goodness in Simon in the Lord of the Flies?

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Simon is the novel's symbolic Christ-figure, who is treated as an outcast and is inherently benevolent, sympathetic, and kind. Simon demonstrates his goodness by helping the littluns pick fruit from taller branches, encouraging Ralph during difficult times, and offering to walk through the forest at night to give Piggy some peace of mind while the boys are hunting the beast. Unlike Jack , Simon is opposed to violence and completely supports Ralph's attempts to establish a civil society on the island. Simon is the only boy who helps Ralph build all of the shelters and does not complain about the actions of the others. Simon is an overall positive boy, who is agreeable and compassionate. Simon is also honest and gives his genuine opinion regarding the identity of the beast. Whenever Jack knocks Piggy's glasses off his face, Simon kindly picks them up. Golding also demonstrates Simon's goodness and sensitive personality through his appreciation for nature. Simon often travels into the forest and...

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