Two separate illustrations of an animal head and a fire on a mountain

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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Who are the three boys that venture up the mountain after the beast in Lord of the Flies?

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For the last part of the trip up the mountain there are only three boys who go on.  Jack is the leader here.  He taunts Ralph into going by indirectly calling him a coward.  He even says to Ralph, "Why don't you go?  Are you frightened?"  The other boy who follows up with them is Roger.  It is never really explained why he goes with them.  When Ralph didn't just want the two of them to go in case they found the beast, Roger appeared at their sides without a word.  Jack asked him to join them.  He simply replied "yes."

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