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In Lord of the Flies, how does Roger help in killing the sow?

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In chapter eight of Lord of the Flies, Jack and his band find a sow to kill for meat. In the killing of the sow, they show not only their savagery but also their descent into madness and evil. The boys don’t just kill the sow for meat, but their act turns into rape and torture—showing the darkness that lies at the human heart.

Roger is Jack’s Lieutenant—he is one of the cruelest boys on the island, and he is the one who shoves his spear up the sow’s anus. He is also one of the leaders on the hunt, and he is the one who attacks the sow after she collapses,

Roger ran round the heap, prodding with his spear whenever pigflesh appeared....

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