Roger Lord Of The Flies Quotes Analysis

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An important symbol in the book Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is Roger. Roger is an iridescent and interesting character. Roger represents a great symbol of Golding's idea of man’s basic nature because his actions, attitude, and feelings changes throughout the book. First off, Golding believes man is basically evil. One symbolism that represent Golding’s idea is Roger. He is known as a follower and is quiet. In the beginning of the book, Golding does not introduce Roger that much until later on. The first thing Golding writes about Roger in chapter four, is his actions towards Henry. An quote from the book is ¨Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, … he dare not to throw” (62). This quote shows that Roger still have values of the outside world. He threw rocks at Henry, purposely to miss. He has this feeling where he does not dare to throw rocks at Henry, even though there are no adults on the island and is still following the values of the outside world. Considering the fact the boys are all British schoolboys, Roger and the boys are taught to behave properly. It also shows that…show more content…
At the very end of chapter six, Roger is turning into a rebel by shouting back at Ralph. The boys are followers of Ralph. Ralph is the leader and should not be disrespected. Then in chapter eight, Roger goes with Jack and other boys to hunt a pig. Golding describes Roger’s actions and his involvement with killing a pig. A quote from the book is “Roger ran round heap, prodding with his spear whenever pig flesh appeared…. Roger found a lodgment for his point and began to push till he was leaning with his whole weight” (135). This quote shows how much Roger is actually enjoying hunting. He is focus on killing the pig and shows no mercy. Golding describes Roger’s actions very detailed just to show readers a clear image of the

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