Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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How does Simon change throughout the the story Lord of the Flies?

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Throughout the novel, Simon is viewed as an outcast who is not respected by the other boys on the island. Despite the fact that he is empathetic, sincere, and helpful, the boys tend to dismiss him because they think he is weird. Simon also cannot fully articulate his thoughts when asked about the true nature of the beast and prefers to spend his time alone in the forest. However, Ralph begins to appreciate Simon's presence and warms up to him as the novel progresses. Simon offers words of encouragement to Ralph while they are hunting the beast, and he even volunteers to travel alone through the forest to inform Piggy and the littluns of their plan. After Simon hallucinates in front of the

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