Why Does Simon's Death Occur, What Effect Does It Have On The Others And Why Is It Important?
The lead up to Simon's death begins with the splitting of the tribe. Some stayed with Ralph, the more responsible and humane but also the original leader and some left their leader to join Jack the hunter, a savage boy who was only interested in his hunting, not in being rescued however was, at the beginning, a more natural leader.
Simon's death began with a huge tropical storm. Ralph taunted Jack by talking about the shelters,
"Going to be a storm," said Ralph, "and you'll have rain like when we dropped here. Who's clever now? Where are your shelters? What are you going to do about that?"
This was said hastily as the thing that happened next, everyone joined in with, this was the savage movement that caused Simon's death and it had nothing to do with Ralph's shelters! Jack ran down the beach with everybody following, as his group of hunters began a circling "dance".
As more and more people joined in the circling movements developed a hypnotising chant lethal and steady getting louder and louder. A chant cold enough to chill the blood,
"Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!"
The movements began to get in time with the chant like a regular pulse. It was as if the children chanting were one body in time and doing the same thing. Lightening flashed across the sky like a "blue-white scar" and terror rose among the "littleuns". The chant became urgent as "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!" floated around the island.
All of a sudden the circle split and the littleuns ran of screaming as the circle became a horseshoe. Some thing was crawling from...