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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding
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In Chapter 1, why does Roger suggest that they should take a vote? He is given the description of furtive and dark so why would someone who finds it the easiest to release his inner savagery make such a civilised and ordered sugestion?

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Especially from what we see of Roger later, he is not the most civilized person.  So why is he suggesting this?  I think that Jack has put him up to it, or at least that he thinks that Jack will win.

If you look at what happens, the way it...

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Especially from what we see of Roger later, he is not the most civilized person.  So why is he suggesting this?  I think that Jack has put him up to it, or at least that he thinks that Jack will win.

If you look at what happens, the way it happens, Jack talks about being chief.  Then he hesitates.  When he hesitates, Roger steps in and suggests a vote.

So I think that Roger thinks that this is what Jack would want.  I think he also believes that if they have a vote, the choir will win and then they will have the power on the island.

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