William Glolding 's Lord Of The Flies

842 Words Mar 31st, 2015 4 Pages
Kathryn Willey
Dr. Farren
April 1, 2015
Second Degree Murder

In William Glolding’s book, Lord Of The Flies, a lot of events happened including an illegal killing. There are many different accounts of homicide that differ from First degree murder to manslaughter. Then you have second degree murder which is an intentional killing that is not premeditated or planned and caused by dangerous conduct and the offender’s obvious lack of concern for human life. Unfortunately that was the Case for Piggy. Piggy had gone to Castle rock to get his glasses back from jack which resulted in a fight between the two boys. While in the midst of the heated discussion and violence a rock was thrown at Piggy and became the reasoning of his fall and death. Jack Merridew committed a heinous crime of second degree murder to Piggy’s death. Well Jack is not all to blame for the death of Piggy. His original intentions were to kill anyone that got in the way of stealing piggy’s glasses, and thats just what he did. “We’ll keep along the sands. The if he comes, we’ll do our dance again” Jack original thought process was to Kill Ralph, Just like the killed Simon in their “dance.” To Piggys unfortunate he interfered with Jack’s proposal of killing anyone that got in the way of him and those glasses. Jacks friends which are more like his followers obeyed everything he said, and Roger subsequently rolled the rock at piggy which resulted in his death. Right from the start Jack was very power…
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