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You dont know Roger Hes a terror And the chief-theyre both- -terrors- -only Roger- 189 Ch 12 As Lord of the Flies races to its conclusion Jack and Roger have become the dread the boys fear but cannot escape Cruel and sadistic these two boys do as they please torturing children and hunting a fellow boy the price of their humanity they gladly pay At the beginning of the novel a reader would think Jack and Roger were just two innocent Christian choir boys but as the novel progresses we see that even the most innocent have the evil of human nature in their souls Thomas Hobbes describes the internal nature of the boys perfectly man is untrustworthy corrupt being who has to protect himself from his fellows just as beasts in the jungle do As the edenic island turns into a fiery hell the innocent souls of two boys deteriorate into a savage and brutal state As Lord of the Flies unfolds Golding portrays this group of boys marooned on the island as mere children they laugh and play and worries are not prevalent Although first portrayed in threatening uniformity even the group of boys formerly of the church choir enjoy the idea of no grown ups to ruin their fun As if released from class the choir boys stood up chattered piled their black cloaks on the grass 23 Ch 1 Hobbes writes of the competitive nature of man and how competition impels men toward violence distrust of others Golding foreshadows this competitive nature when Ralph is elected chief over Jack Alright Who wants Jack for chief With dreary obedience the choir raised their hands Who wants me Every hand outside the choir except Piggys was raised immediately Then Piggy too raised his hand grudgingly into the air Ralph counted Im chief then The circle of boys broke into applause Even the choir applauded and the freckles in Jacks face disappeared
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