In The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Simon is one of several English boys who survived a plane crash and is now marooned on an island with no adults. Simon is identified to be the naïve, soft-spoken character but is also the more logical adult-like thinker. He does not try to put his own spin on the many difficult situations the boys face; he just accepts them for what they are at face value. Simon comes to discover that there is no actual beast on the island, that it is merely the boys’ imagination and their own conscience. Through inarticulation, internal dialogue, and sacrifice, Golding uses Simon to portray the idea that humans create the beast that lives within themselves.
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...dramatic life, there stands Simon Andresson. Simon Andresson's display of honor in Kristin Lavransdatter sheds light on the human struggle for goodness and righteousness in life by exposing the personal anguish and shame of one soul trying to attain his own version of happiness in the world.
The first mention of Simon Andresson occurs when Lavrans meets with Andres Gudmundson, Simon's father, to agree to fifteen-year-old Kristin and twenty-year-old Simon's betrothal (KL VI 61). With a handshake, Lavrans and Andres establish the union between their children, thereby closing the property deal the two fathers had arranged earlier (KL VI 21). Undset's omniscient narrator reveals that Simon was "very pleased (KL VI 61)" with the proceedings between the two honorable families. Simon's life was unfolding just as he, and his father, had anticipated. Lavrans and Ragnfrid, Lavrans's his wife, respected Simon (KL VI 62) and Kristin seemed to grow fond of her betrothed (KL VI 62) each time he traveled to Jourungaard.
However, Simon's seemingly picturesque life unravels before him when Kristin reveals that she has given her honor and love to Erlend Nikulausson during her stay at Nonnesseter Abbey (KL VI 178). Simon is obviously hurt by the betrayal. Kristin utters, "You wouldn't want me now, anyway (KL VI 180)." Simon replies by curtly saying, "If you think otherwise, you had better...
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 5:3). This beatitude was practiced by Simon throughout the movie and was shown through his thoughts, words, actions and deeds. Many who experience this beatitude feel that they have no moral riches and are in need, whereas Simon had faith which kept him going. Jesus says that, no matter your status in life, you must recognize your spiritual poverty before you can come to God in faith to receive the salvation he offers. Simon Birch is an example of a person who became closer with God because of his immense faith in him.
The movie had many examples of all beatitudes but, there were specific ones that stood out most. For example, Simon talks about his "fate" or his purpose in life, and that he knows he is supposed to be a "hero." Simon is poor in spirit due to his physical size that makes him feel like he his beneath others. Also, his parents are not only poor, but they do not develop relationships with their son. He seeks love, attention, and affection from his best friend’s mom Rebecca. Simonsays that God has a plan for him and that he is God’s instrument. Therefore, when he is with Joe through the death of his mother, Simon leads Joe to know the identity of his father, and saves the children on the bus, Simon believes...
...SimonSaysSimonsays, "Class, take out your math book." Simonsays, "Class, turn to page twelve." Simonsays, "Class, complete problems one through ten." Simonsays, "Class, sharpen your pencil and clear your desk for the unit test in math." In a traditional classroom, the class does what SimonSays whether they are ready or not. There is no flexibility in ability and interest, no modification to the curriculum, no assessments to check readiness, and whole group instruction and learning is a constant. The SimonSays approach to teaching is just not acceptable anymore. Teaching to the norm, to the average, to the grade level standards is not meeting the needs and cultivating the love of learning in the children who cross our threshold day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year! "Over the past 20 years research and practice has concluded that learners come in many varieties. The different types include auditory, visual, and kinesthetic, as well as, left and right hemispheric dominant" (Conyers & Wilson, 2000, p. 5). Also, blend into this, gender differences in learning and the learner's personality style. With all of the research on the differences in our learners, how can Simon continue to say the same thing to the...
What makes SimonSays so difﬁcult for young
Peter J. Marshall ⇑, Ashley R. Drew
Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
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Compared with conceptually similar response inhibition tasks, the
game of SimonSays is particularly challenging for young children.
However, possible reasons for this difference have not been systematically investigated. Here we tested the relative inﬂuence of two
dissociable characteristics of the standard SimonSays task: receiving both inhibition and activation commands from the same experimenter and seeing the experimenter perform the movement along
with the commands. A sample of 74 children (mean age =
55 months) were randomly assigned to complete one of ﬁve possible tasks. Four of the ﬁve tasks were variations of SimonSays
involving combinations of one or two experimenters and the presence versus absence of the experimenter’s movements. The ﬁfth
task was Bear–Dragon, a commonly used executive function task
in which one experimenter employed two puppets to give action
commands to children. Analyses revealed that children’s...
...Simon has the power of "seeing" and understanding what the other boys cannot. When the boys worry about the beastie, it is Simon who suggests that the beast might be within them, and it is he who has the encounter with the "lord of the flies," which is so powerful that it makes him faint. He is killed as the other boys celebrate after a hunt. Because his name is associated with Christianity (Simon Peter, Christ's chief disciple), we can understand his death as a sacrifice resulting from the pagan sacrifice of the pig.
Simon's purpose was to show the others that the boys are innately evil, and that the beast is within themselves. This is because William Golding had no better way to present the idea of the boys themselves being the beast; introducing it indirectly was more effective than narrating it.
Golding uses Simon's conversation with "the beast" or the sow's head on a stake to explain fully the idea of the evil within the boys actually being the beast. Simon has been set up as the only boy that really understands what is happening and his vision is the one that finally brings home to him where the beast comes from. Golding also uses it to foreshadow Simon's beating and death at the hands of the boys which links permanently the idea of the beast with the behavior of the boys and their willingness to even purposely kill one another to try and fight off their fear of the beast or their fear of their own...
Latin American History
Simón José Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolívar, or Simon Bolivar. Simon was born in Caracas, Venezuela on July 24, 1783. He passed away December 17, 1830. Simon was the greatest independence leader in South America. He accomplished the independence of Spain. Simon brought independence two nations of present of day. Such as, Ecuador Panama Columbia, Venezuela, Bolivia. Simon was inspired by many historical figures. One of his great inspirations was his tutor Simon Rodriguez who tutored and mentored Bolivar for many years, he was sent to exile for his radicle notions. Another influence was Napoleon Bonaparte who Simon at one time looked up to very dearly then he began to despise Napoleon. There were event that took place that made Simon fight for independence; the independence for Haiti in 1804 influenced Simon. As well as the United States influenced him very much. These historical figures and events led to the successes of Simon’s accomplishments and failures. Simon contributed greatly to what Latin America is today, he fought for independence although he did not achieve Gran Columbia. In the end he was greatly influenced by Simon Rodriguez and George Washington, also the Haitian and United States revolution influenced him,...
...I was 15 when I heard Carly Simon for the first time, I had listened to music on the radio of course, even been to a couple of concerts. Heck I had went to see Three Dog Night the summer before, but that summer I was staying with my sister here in Sedalia, I thought I was a long way from home being I was all the way from Kansas City, Kansas. Until that summer I had never really stopped and really listened to the words.
I was killing time waiting for my sister to get home from work and set down at her stereo and started going through her record collection, when I came across about 5 or 6 of Carly Simon albums, wondering why she had so many of one artist, decided to listen and proceeded to go through every one of the Carly albums she had. I have been a fan ever since.
Carl Simon was born to an upper class family from New York; her father was a co-founder of the Simon & Schuster publishing company. Was the youngest three children and got her start in a club band with her sister Lucy called the Simon Sisters. In 1964 they released a chart single Wynken, Blinken and Nod (Ruhlam).This lasted just a short while and Carly left the duo to go to the south of France with her boyfriend where she had the first of many nervous breakdowns.Ruhlam, W. (n.d.). allmusic.com/carly simon/. Retrieved October #, 2012, from All Msic by Rovi.
Simon, C. (n.d.). Carly Simon the...
After colonization, Latin America had a difficult time uniting. Under Spanish rule, the people in the New World were in an identity crisis trying to become free from rule and developing a new identity. Simón Bolívar, “caudillo de emancipación”, liberator of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú and Venezuela remains an important figure in the history of Latin America. He has also known as the “George Washington of South America”. One of the greatest goals of Simon Bolivar was to see a “Gran Colombia”, for all colonies to join together and become one. In trying to figure out who the Great Liberator Simon Bolivar truly was, we were given three types of mediums to decipher who he was and what he stood for. The flawed yet distinctive character has now become a symbolic figure for Latin America. The movie produced by Triana Bolivar Soy Yo gives us a well-spoken and down to earth individual. The book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The General and his Labyrinth shows us his last seven months of life at the same time reflections and memories of his life. The letters, which seem more like speeches, were very powerful, they showed a man trying to unify while supporting his people. There are several differences and similarities between all three. The common thread being that in all three was unity as he stated in Garcia’s book, “there is no other alternative, either unity or anarchy”.