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Savagery has existed inside of everyone for all of man existence Though as time has progressed and people have become more civilized the desire to kill mitigates to nothing more than entertainment In William Goldings Lord of the Flies he proves that man can quickly revert to a savage life style if placed into a hostile environment Although Roger may be quiet and civilized acting when he arrives on the island he quickly becomes one of the most malicious behaving boys on the island His first showing of being evil is when he throws rocks nearby the littluns Although this does not seem evil it begins his diabolic ways Roger realizes that throwing the rocks at the littluns is wrong but he does not care When Jack Ralph and Roger go searching for the beast Roger aggress to go because he does not fear what they might encounter Showing no fear in most people may be looked at as a brave thing to do but he is only doing it because he has reverted to a very primitive life style Roger reaches his deepest savage emotions and feelings when he kills Piggy with the boulder In addition to the death of Piggy and the conch was the death of all intellectual and civilized manner left in the boys Not even civilization could help Roger because of his incorrigible attitude Jack attempts to maintain a civilized life style when he arrives on the island but his ferocity overcomes him with the thoughts of killing Jacks savagery begins to come out when he breaks Piggys glasses in the fight Piggys glasses being broken symbolizes how the boys are losing sight of what civilization has taught them In addition the fight shows that Jack is slowing losing self-control of his emotions Jack loathes Ralph so much that he puts them in a constant rivalry with each other partly because Jack thinks about nothing more than hunting and
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