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HisHolinessSatan
03-03-2006, 06:01 AM
Simon, a chracter in Lord of the Flies, is similar to Christ.

Discuss.

Revolver-2005?
03-03-2006, 06:06 AM
I read the book a while ago, but wasn't simon the quiet kid who kinda wanders off?

HisHolinessSatan
03-03-2006, 06:07 AM
yeah, I have this big english essay, and any thoughts you have would be great. Due in a few days.

Jebus
03-03-2006, 06:48 AM
wouldn't Piggy make more sence? Since he sort of died for their sins.

endlesst0m
03-03-2006, 07:42 AM
Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill

Endymion
03-03-2006, 08:15 AM
bad book, trite topic.

christ figures are *so* last century.

Not Ozymandias
03-03-2006, 08:38 AM
christ figures are *so* last century.
You nailed it. *snicker*

XYlophonetreeZ
03-03-2006, 03:38 PM
I read that book in 7th grade and remember liking it but thinking the ending was really lame.

wheelchairman
03-03-2006, 04:05 PM
The fact that LOST was not a carbon copy of Lord of the Flies disappoints the fuck out of me.

Andy
03-03-2006, 04:06 PM
Hang on, hang on a minute.. Piggy dies??? Oh man.

Endymion
03-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Hang on, hang on a minute.. Piggy dies??? Oh man.
the fatties always die young.

Andy
03-03-2006, 04:14 PM
Damn, I'm fucked.

T-6005
03-03-2006, 04:15 PM
Hang on, hang on a minute.. Piggy dies??? Oh man.
Falls off a cliff and his head opens - I'm pretty sure that was the description.

Jebus
03-03-2006, 04:18 PM
Doesn't someone throw a boulder at him from a cliff and then his head opens up? I'm probably mixing it up with the movie.

T-6005
03-03-2006, 04:20 PM
In the book, there's a boulder that knocks him off the cliff, I believe.

Andy
03-03-2006, 04:30 PM
Poor piggy :(

coke_a_holic
03-03-2006, 05:48 PM
My question is this: If they were on the island for a few months, why didn't Piggy get any thinner? He remained obese despite the fact that food sources were scarce (not to mention he could only really have fruit), he was sweating all the time, and he was constantly excersizing (in a sense).

Jebus
03-03-2006, 05:53 PM
Hey I also have a question about the book. I remember reading it back in 7th grade, and there was this one part that confused me. After they caught their first(I think) boar, there was something that I might have misinterpreted. Did one of the kids fuck the dead boar?

coke_a_holic
03-03-2006, 05:56 PM
No, they just filled the killing with sexual imagry to show that the boys were going through puberty and stuff, they felt like they were in control (kind of like raping old women just for power control purposes), and that they related killing to sexual pleasure.

ThrashedThrasher
03-03-2006, 08:25 PM
Oh my god not another discussion O.o I just finished this book for English myself and I too have to write an essay for it...Though I don't see how Simon is similar to Christ...

T-6005
03-03-2006, 11:58 PM
No, they just filled the killing with sexual imagry to show that the boys were going through puberty and stuff, they felt like they were in control (kind of like raping old women just for power control purposes), and that they related killing to sexual pleasure.
Clockwork Orange much?

But yes, everything has continuity errors. Look beyond that, guys.

HisHolinessSatan
03-05-2006, 04:09 PM
At great personal suffering, I actually did the work, and found a few nice things, so I think i'll do ok. Thanks for keeping me entertained if not informed all. Ill post the essay later