Simon first shows his maturity by presenting his great compassion towards the younger boys both physically and intellectually. While Ralph and Jack, the ones that show momentous leadership among the crowd, are arguing prejudicially against the other's outlook of whether building a shelter is prior over hunting or the other way around, Simon interrupts them in the middle of their conversation to communicate the children's concerns. He expresses the fact that most children concern this "wasn't a good island" because they are afraid "the beastie or the snake thing, was real"(pg 53). The apprehension he has for the little ones is clear evidence that shows his maturity by caring for others. As the boys continue on their path of mutual dislike, Simon acts ignorant to the fussing of the other boys, for he "turned away from them and went where the just perceptible path led him" (pg 57). Indeed, he silently and unnoticeably "walked with an accustomed tread through the acres of fruit tress, where the least energetic could find an easy if unsatisfying meal" (pg 57) for the young boys. This event is an evident proof of Simon's compassion that results in his kind deed of finding food for the young children as he illustrates more maturity over others. In the meantime, Simon demonstrates adulthood by being the only one who helps Ralph through building a shelter while others had "been swimming" (51) outside, not carrying out their responsibilities.
Although Ralph shows inappreciation towards Simon's help, mocking him to be "buzzed off" and "queer" (pg 56) all the time, it is still evident that Simon is the only one among the group other than Ralph who