Was Responsible For Piggy's Death Essay

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“And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 202). In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Ralph is a boy who had a crony that has been killed. The friend, with the name of Piggy, was a sharp-witted, affable boy. Both of the boys were stranded on an island, due to a plane crash. Ralph becomes extremely distraught when the killing of Piggy occurs. The killer responsible for Piggy’s death is Roger, a malicious, evil boy. Roger commits this crime when he decides to use a lever to drop a boulder onto Piggy, aware that his action will kill Piggy. Roger has access to the boulder because it is in the island, where they …show more content…

Similarly to Lord of the Flies, in the article Children Who Murder: Jordan Brown, Eric Smith and Others, there have been three cases in which a murder had occurred. “For simplicity sake, consider the common law definition of murder; ‘the killing of a human being by another human being with malice aforethought’” (Mauro 1). Likewise, Roger is held accountable because he, a human being, has murdered another human being. Not only did Roger murder him, he murdered him on purpose. The act of Roger killing Piggy is also a murder because he killed him with malice aforethought, as that is a factor in the definition of murder. If it were an accident, he would not have all the blame pushed onto him. Additionally, there was no valid reason for Roger to kill Piggy. Piggy has not ever done anything to Roger, or anyone else. Roger had kept most of his anger within himself, until this tragic incident occurred. Piggy’s death is in Roger’s hands because he had the knowledge that Piggy would die, which means Roger had the desire to kill

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