What Does Roger Symbolize

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Roger is displayed as the novels symbol of sadism, he relishes hurting people for his own gratification, as the novel continues, his inner cruelty is further enhanced. Roger’s aggressive character is first seen when he and Maurice deliberately destroy all of the littluns sandcastles. “Roger led the way straight through the castles, kicking them over, burying the flowers, scattering the chosen stones(60)”. Roger purposefully destroyed all of the littluns sandcastles for a sense of seniority against them. Following this, Henry trails off to an overlook and Roger follows him behind. He begins throwing stones at Henry but misses on purpose. “Roger stooped, picked up a stone, aimed, and threw it at Henry, threw it to miss. Here invisible yet strong

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