Roger Lord Of The Flies Character Analysis Essay

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In the novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding describes the journey of many boys who become stranded on an island when their plane crashes. When Roger first lands on the island, he is very secretive and he kept a lot to himself. Over time, Roger tests out the boundaries of having no adults on the island and becomes more violent and savage. He takes part in creating a more sadistic and uncontrolled society by not obeying nor listening to their elected leader, Ralph, and by assisting Jack in making their own group. At first, Roger is very secretive and no one recognizes him, but he becomes more vicious over time and he ends up becoming a murderer because he kills one of the other boys stranded on the island with him. When Roger is first introduced, he is unrecognized and no one knows what type of person he really is. He is described as someone “who [keeps] to himself with an inner intensity of avoidance and secrecy” (Golding 22). This reveals how mysterious Roger is which is a bit scary because no one knows who he is which means no one…show more content…
Roger throws rocks near Henry to see what it feels like to not have a parent bossing him around, “Yet there [is] a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw” (62). Roger is questioning himself on whether it is okay to hurt another person even though there is no supervision, or if it is against his morals. When Roger and the other hunters find a sow, they kill it in an animalistic way, especially when “Roger [finds] a lodgment for his point and [begins] to push till he [is] leaning with his whole weight” (135). Roger is becoming very violent and savage, especially because of the way he hurt the sow in trying to kill it. Instead of killing the sow as peaceful and calmly as possible, he shoves his spear up her butt, killing it with pain and

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