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In Lord of the Flies, why does Simon not qualify as a leader?

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Simon is the most spiritually intuitive boy on the island. But, at times, he is unable to articulate his wisdom. He is extremely helpful to Ralph , especially in building the shelters and offering advice. And he is the only one brave enough to suggest that they face their fears and go investigate what the "beast in the air" actually is. But Simon is too quiet and introverted to be a leader in these circumstance on the island. He might be the most sensitive of the...

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