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Why does Roger shove his way past Jack, only just managing not to edge him aside?

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ajames-89 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2007 at 2:05 AM via web

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Why does Roger shove his way past Jack, only just managing not to edge him aside?

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 13, 2007 at 3:42 AM (Answer #1)

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Roger, always eager for violence, is edging past Jack in order to "show him" how to attack SamnEric.  Roger is the symbol of animal brutality, but it is a brutality barely contained by authority.  Jack is the authority.  Roger is shoving Jack, almost but not quite pushing him aside, in a symbolic action to discard human morals and turn fully to animal desire.

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