What evidence is there that Roger is part of the choir boys?It says in the first chapter that he was 'a slight, furtive boy whom no one knew' yet many books, sites and guides say he is part of the...

What evidence is there that Roger is part of the choir boys?

It says in the first chapter that he was 'a slight, furtive boy whom no one knew' yet many books, sites and guides say he is part of the choir, how have they come to this conclusion from so little?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To me, there is one big piece of evidence that makes me think that Roger is one of Jack Merridew's choir boys.

Look at the rest of the passage that you cite -- the one where it says that no one knows him.  If you look at that paragraph, it seems that all of the people giving their names in that paragraph are choir boys.  It does not say it explicitly, but Maurice is one, and then later in the paragraph Simon is one.  He is the one that fainted.  So that clearly implies that he is one of them.

I think that saying no one knows him doesn't mean they don't know who he is.  I think it just means he's not good friends with anyone.

I also think of him as one of Jack's people because he is so evil.  But I probably shouldn't because Simon wasn't evil...

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