100 Figures in the Novels: Roger

A short story about Roger in the book Lord of the Flies, William Golding.

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 Story about Roger
Roger was a boy of dark and brooding demeanor, his presence on the island a constant source of unease and tension for the other boys. Unlike some of his peers, who struggled with their inner demons and wrestled with their conscience, Roger seemed to revel in the chaos and violence that surrounded them, his every action driven by a sense of cruelty and malice.

From the moment he arrived on the island, Roger made it clear that he had little regard for the rules and conventions of civilized society. He took pleasure in breaking the rules, defying authority, and asserting his dominance over those weaker than himself. With his sneering grin and calculating gaze, he exuded an aura of danger and menace that sent shivers down the spines of those who crossed him.

But beneath his outward bravado lay a soul twisted and warped by the darkness that lurked within him. He had always been drawn to the darker aspects of human nature—the thrill of inflicting pain, the rush of power that came from asserting his dominance over others. And on the island, with no adults to hold him accountable for his actions, he was free to indulge his darkest impulses without fear of consequences.

As the days stretched into weeks and the boys' society descended further into chaos and anarchy, Roger's true nature began to reveal itself in ever more disturbing ways. He took pleasure in tormenting the littluns, the younger boys who had no one to protect them from his cruelty. He reveled in the destruction of their shelters, the theft of their belongings, the terror and anguish that he inflicted upon them with each passing day.

But it was not just the littluns who fell victim to Roger's sadistic whims. As tensions on the island reached a boiling point and the boys' fragile society teetered on the brink of collapse, he turned his sights on those who dared to oppose him—Ralph, Piggy, Simon, and the others who stood in the way of his quest for dominance.

With each passing day, Roger grew bolder and more brazen in his acts of violence and brutality, his conscience dulled by the thrill of power and the intoxicating rush of adrenaline. He became a force of nature unto himself, a savage beast unleashed upon the world, his every action driven by a sense of primal instinct and raw animalistic desire.

In the end, Roger's reign of terror came to a bloody and tragic end, his lust for power and dominance leading to his ultimate downfall. But even as he lay broken and defeated on the sandy shore, his spirit twisted and corrupted by the darkness that had consumed him, he knew that his legacy would live on—a reminder of the fragility of civilization, and the darkness that lurked within the hearts of men.

Other figures in the book:
Jack MerridewMauricePiggyRalphSimon