Lord Of The Flies: Savagery

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The novel of Lord of the Flies uses the regression of main characters to show savagery and primitive human nature. This can perhaps best be seen in the development of Jack. During the first voyage into the jungle, he is unable to kill the pig with his knife; [Jack] raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus… The pause was only long enough for them to understand what enormity the downward stroke would be; by the end of the book he is hunting human quarry. We also see this extreme but gradual change in the characterization of Roger. In our first alone time with Roger, we see him taking a keen interest in messing with a littun. However, his civilized brain keeps him from touching or hurting the younger boy; “Here, invisible yet strong,
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