Simon is an introspective, quiet, and kind character in Lord of the Flies. His kindness is apparent when he reaches up to pick fruit for the smaller children and when he goes down the slope to fetch Piggy's glasses after Jack knocks them off. It is one of the tragedies of the book that the group murder him, and just after he finds out the beast is in fact a part of them.
On page 137, in the chapter "Shadows and Tall Trees," Simon tells Ralph, "You'll get back all right. I think so, anyway." As Ralph contemplates later on in the novel, Simon says "you" and not "we." It is as if he knows that he is destined to die.
On page 110, in the chapter "Beast From Water," Simon says, "Maybe there is a beast. Maybe it's only us." He is intelligently suggesting that if there is a beast, the beast is inside each one of them, and if they are not careful, they will release it and cause havoc. It is another prophetic statement from a character who is at times almost Christ-like in his behavior.
On page 35, in the chapter "The Sound of the Shell," in reply to Ralph wondering where they could get paper to make maps, Simon suggests, "We could make scratches on bark ... and rub black stuff in." Simon doesn't speak much, or even do much, but when he does, it makes a difference.
On page 106, in the chapter "Beast from Water," Simon is caught creeping around in the dark. He tells them, "I wanted—to go to a place—a place I know." This shows that Simon is the one true individual of the group who can think for himself. Little of what he says and does has an ulterior motive, and that is why he is so worth listening to.