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Lord of the Flies

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Washed Away

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"Somewhere over the darkened curve of the world the sun and moon were pulling, and the film of water on the earth planet was held, bulging slightly on one side while the solid core turned. The great wave of the tide moved farther along the island and the water lifted. Softly, surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea."

Which of the following best analyzes the significance of the passage above in terms of Christian allegory?

A

The passage parallels the resurrection of Christ as Simon's body seems to gain new life from the healing light.

B

The passage describes Simon as almost divine as his head is wreathed in light and his shape pulled out towards the heavens.

C

The passage shows the death of truth and hope, but hints at the chance for salvation in the future through the light imagery.

D

A & B

E

A, B & C