The outcast of the boys that enjoys wandering alone and basking in nature, Simon is the only one of the group to not fall into the hysteria caused by the beast and is the only one to know that the monster spotted atop the mountain is actually the parachutist.
His hallucinations mark the more philosophical matters of the book and now the lord of the flies resides in every man, manifested almost entirely in Jack. His discoveries are not made known, however, when he is murdered by the other boys, who were too immersed in their primal hunting minds.
‘Maybe there is a beast… Maybe it’s only us’
‘I wanted—to go to a place…just a place I know. A place in the jungle’
‘“As if,” said Simon, “the beastie, the beastie or the snake-thing, was real. Remember?”’