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The Identities Lost In William Golding's 'Lord Of The Flies'

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The Identities Lost In William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies, Roger, Ralph, and Jack begin to lose their identities on the island and chaos becomes inevitable. In the beginning of the novel, Roger “threw it [a stone] to miss” (Golding 62) at Henry knowing not to hit him, however that changes by the end of the novel when he kills Piggy with a large rock. This shows that as the story goes on, Roger slowly loses his idea of civilization and knowing society’s rules. This idea is important because it is extremely ironic in the sense that he knows if he hit Henry with pebbles he would be punished back home, however he ended up killing Piggy with a large rock after becoming a savage. Similarly, the leader, Ralph is one of the better behaved children
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