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In William Goldings Lord of the Flies he uses the character of Roger to show that lack of civilization can cause an individual to become savage like Roger is a sadist who thrives in the pain of others When the boys first get to the island he spends his time kicking the littluns sand castles over the acts of hate get worse throughout the novel as the island loses structure His demented ways continue in the book when he starts to throw rocks at a child named Henry though he dare not throw rocks close enough to hit him the only thing stopping him from harming Henry is the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law Golding 62 When the Piggy and Ralph come to Jack and the boys to try and reclaim some civilization on the island Roger loses all fear of authority and the doesnt care about the outcomes of his actions Roger leaned all of his weight on the lever and sent a boulder down the side of the mountain into Piggy hitting him and pushing him off of the island killing him Golding 180 When the island becomes anarchy and loses all respect for what is wrong and right because there is no one there to punish people we see how important it is to have structure and civilization or else people can become morally lost and savage like
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