Simon - The “enlightened” one. He is the only boy who has a true natural sense of morality. He spends a lot of time alone and is one with nature which lends him to ridicule from the other boys. Simon helps the younger boys and comforts them in their frightful moments. Simon is also the only boy courageous enough to venture to the other side of the mountain to investigate the beast. His death is similar to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.