When and why does Roger sharpen a stick at both ends?

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In Chapter 8, the wilder boys that follow Jack have just violently and savagely killed a pig, and Jack tells Roger to sharpen a stick at both ends so that they can leave part of the pig's body as a sort of offering. Some of the boys believe that there is a beast alive in the jungle near their camps, and so Jack plans to leave the sow's head as a gift for the beast so that it will not attack the boys. Jack wants the stick sharp at both ends so that one end can be jammed into the earth and one rammed into the decapitated head of the sow they killed, so that the head stands up on the stick. Simon watches from his hiding place in the trees and first conceives that the head is the Lord of the Flies because of all the flies that are drawn to the meat and blood.

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Roger is the one boy in the group that appears to have completely accepted his own evil and is completely willing to kill or hurt in order to accomplish whatever purpose he sees as important.  It is clear as he progresses from playing at being hurtful and cruel to looking forward to it.

By the time Piggy and Ralph come to the hunters to ask for the glasses, he has gone over to the dark side and relishes the chance to drop the huge rock and kill Piggy.

He sharpens the stick at both ends in chapter twelve, and it is Samneric who tell Ralph about it.  It isn't entirely clear what he intends to use it for but given their attitude it would appear to be some kind of torture device.

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