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Lord of the Flies Essay

  • Submitted by: annamarie9009
  • on September 18, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,574 words

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Ever realized in a group of friends there's always the nice one, the mean one, the fun one, the funny one, the selfish one, the considerate one but most of all the one is interesting and mysterious with evil intentions. This is just like lord of the flies, during this book Roger is that interesting yet mysterious friend with evil intentions.

1. When we are first introduced to Roger he is described as "There was a slight, furtive boy whom no one knew, who kept to himself with an inner intensity of avoidance and secrecy." So we can infer that Roger is an introvert and mysterious character. Roger is one of the older boys who is stranded on the island after the plane crash. Although none of the other boys know him it can be implied that he is with the choir. He is still a shy and quiet boy who is described "His black hair is down to the nape and low on his forehead seemed to suit his gloomy face and made what had seemed at first an unsociable remoteness into something forbidding." When you think of this it gives you the impression that Roger is a outsider   who doesn't care what society excepts of him and he does what he wants. He feels like an outcast because if your shy and keep to yourself and don't know a lot of people then you won't feel comfortable. "He muttered that his name was Roger and was silent again." (pg. 22) So you can tell from this that Roger isn't good with social interaction and that he keeps to himself.

2. “Roger and Maurice came out of the forest. They were relieved from duty at the fire and had come down for a swim. Roger led the way straight through the castles, kicking them over, burying the flowers, scattering the chosen stones.” (p.60) As the boys gets settled into the island Roger and Maurice come out of the forest for a swim and want to show the littleluns they superiority and begin to knock down their sandcastles. This is the point where Roger starts to test his limits he is testing the boundaries of the rules and see what will...

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