How Does Sophy Stanhope Manipulate People

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Sophy Stanhope grew up with a father that despises her and various nannies taking her mother’s place. She is Matty’s foil in the novel; she represents the evil that consumes certain people. As a child her favorite pastime was throwing rocks at dabchicks, and she spent most of her time calculating how to throw the rocks in order to kill them. Any other time not taken up by her regular school routine was spent tormenting her aunties. Even from a young age, Sophy and her twin sister Toni are destructive people and quickly learn how to manipulate people. While charming the owners of a local bookstore, Sophy realizes, “you could choose to belong to people/by doing what they said was right” (Golding 117.) She understands that the way to get people
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