Those who are familiar with the bizarre yet forceful impacts and effects religion may impose upon the human spirit are able to truly see the immense and passionate grip a spiritual connection has on the soul. Humans, in mere seconds, are brought to tears of overwhelming ecstasy, enlightenment, tranquility, and sorrow due to such a tenacious connection. They become truly moved and touched by a concept that can at times be considered fictitious and controversial. A spiritual connection yields the ability to expand and become so powerful that, as a result, humans use their unmatched talents to express their own connections in the form of literature. Although one may concede that spiritual elements, such as a strong resemblance when comparing Simon to Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Flies depicting the devil, and Simon's confrontation with the Lord of the Flies, overall weaken and cause confusion, when misinterpreted, for the meaning of William Golding's Lord of the Flies; the biblical parallels and potent spiritual connection reveal depth as well as a timeless message of the lasting need for salvation in a society being slowly corrupted. Simon, unlike the other boys who completely disregard heir moral behavior the moment civilization is found unable to control them, seems to embody a deep spiritual human overall kindness and hope with a strong connection to the beauty of nature, all of which reveal an undeniable resemblance towards Jesus Christ. Clearly, this resemblance is quite significant because it offers one of many biblical parallels that reveal the lasting desideratum for deliverance. In chapter eight, for example, Simon is shown having a confrontation with the Lord of the Flies which parallels excerpts from the bible with much effectiveness. The Lord of the Flies tempts Simon with the gift of ignorance after revealing the unsettling and shocking truth, manically persuading him to "Get back
forget the whole thing", much like the devil tempting Jesus in...
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