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Lord of the Flies
Transcript of Lord of the Flies
Physical and Personal Description
Small boy with shaggy black hair
He is the most savage of the boys and the only one who murdered someone by themselves
Represents pure evil
Gradually develops the personality of a sadistic killer
Receives pleasure from torturing littluns' and animals
Symbol of Roger
Lord of the Flies
"Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw." (62) This quote shows that he is moderately empathetic in the beginning of the novel but it also shows the beginning of his sadistic urges. It also foreshadows what happens later in the novel with a rock.
One important moment was when they killed the pig and Roger shoved his spear into the pigs rear end. After that he stabbed the pig's head and kept it on a stake.
Another was when Roger and Maurice tormented Percival. They threw and kicked sand into his eyes until he started to cry.
Another important moment was when Jack and Roger tied up and tortured SamnEric. This moment solidifies Roger's sadistic and psychopathic personality.
One of the most defining moments was when Roger knocked Piggy off of the 40ft. cliff with a boulder, causing him to fall to his death. This caused the destruction of the conch, which symbolized the destruction of their society.
"Roger edged past the chief, only just avoiding pushing him with his shoulder. The yelling ceased, and Samneric lay looking up in quiet terror. Roger advanced upon them as one wielding a nameless authority" (182) This quote shows that the sense of power is being tested. It also tells us that Roger has a narcissistic view of himself.
What does Roger symbolize? Roger symbolizes the evil, greed, and inhumanity that is found in all of us. He has a desire to cause pain to the other boys. The reason why he enjoys it is because he is a cruel and sadistic person who has lost the concept of civilization and has reverted back to his savage animal instinct.
" Roger ran round the heap, prodding with his spear whenever pigflesh appeared." (135) This quote shows how Roger has developed into a savage hunter with no regard for the pigs pain. You could even say that he enjoyed the rush given to him from killing the pig
"Roger took up a small stone and flung it between the twins,aiming to miss. They started and Sam only just kept his footing. Some source of power began to pulse in Rogers body." (175) This quote shows the sadistic rush Roger gets from inflicting pain upon others.
"Right up her ass!" (135) This quote shows the barbarous savage that Roger has developed into.