Roger Kills Piggy

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In addition to Jack, Roger also represents the true evil in mankind. Roger arrives to the remote island as a shy kid who barely has the courage to talk. The longer Roger stays on the island the more violent and careless he become, “Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever” (180). At this point Roger is acting off of his primitive instinct, and becoming the biggest savage on the island. Speaking about his savagery, Roger kills Piggy with a huge boulder which not only kills Piggy, but destroys the conch into smithereens. Savagery has overtaken Roger and his murder of Piggy symbolized savagery destroying civilization.

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