In Lord of the Flies, Simon is portrayed as a Christ figure. He is shown to have some of the qualities of Christ: intelligence, determination and goodness.
Simon was the apostle Peter's original name. There are eight other Simons in the Bible.
Here, Simon foresees his own death, as Christ did when he said, " I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer" ( Luke 22:15). Ralph will make it home, but Simon will not.
Critics have also noted that Simon's confrontation with "The Lord of the Flies" resembles Christ's conversation with the devil during his forty days in the wilderness. The Temptation of Christ appears in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.