Piggy Murder Quotes

534 Words3 Pages

“Someone was throwing stones: Roger was dropping them, his one hand still on the lever...Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever...The rock struck Piggy” (Golding 180-181). Roger murders Piggy in Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and he does so without a reason. Roger, Piggy, and many other young boys are stuck on a uncivilized island after a plane crash. After being on the island for a long time, the boys start to become uncivilized too. After Roger already becomes a criminal by aiding in the murder of a boy, Simon, he murders Piggy on his own. Roger understood that he was committing murder, so he should be fully responsible for his actions. What Roger did is unacceptable, he murdered someone by choice. Because even though “We are born with evil in us... there is also a capacity for selflessness and love” (Golding Article). So even though humans are born with evil, they are also born with love. It is Roger’s choice how he controls his evil, and how he brings out his love. It was his choice to be cruel instead of kind. He made that choice. Roger could have always been kind to Piggy, but he decided to be a murderer. …show more content…

A murderer is someone who has “the intention to kill a human being, The intention to inflict grievous bodily injury on another, An extremely reckless disregard for the value of human life; or the intention to commit a felony during the commission or attempted commission of which a death results. There is no exclusion for children” (Mauro). The boulder that crushed Piggy did not fall on accident, Roger pushed it with the goal of injuring and killing Piggy. If Roger had accidentally pushed the boulder on to Piggy, his death would not be a murder, it would be a very tragic accident. Instead, he wanted to kill Piggy and pushed that rock at him deliberately. That qualifies him as a

Open Document