Key Quotes from Lord Of The Flies

Key quotes for the characters of Jack, Piggy, Ralph, and Simon. Included page numbers and a bit on what each quote shows.

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Characte Page What It Shows Quote
Ralph 15 not evil `there was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that
proclaimed no devil'
30 why elected leader `there was a stillness about Ralph that marked him
out: there was his size, and attractive appearance.'
48 doesn't believe in the Beast "But there isn't a beast!"
70 can't understand Jack `Two continents of experience and feeling, unable to
71 conflict with Jack starts `Ralph asserted his chieftainship and could not have
chosen a better way'
97 appreciates Piggy's brain "I can't think. Not like Piggy"
114 believes in the rules "The rules are the only thing we've got!"
115 loss of power "If I blow the conch and they don't come back; then
we've had it."
128 wants to give up being the `Ralph walked in the rear, thankful to have escaped
leader responsibility for a time'
140 enjoys hunting, wants to be `He sunned himself in their new respect and felt that
like the others hunting was good afterall.'
157 tainted by his association "He's like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a
with Piggy proper chief."
173 can't understand why things "What makes things break up like they do?"
have gone wrong
193 conscience "That was murder."
218 defends Piggy "You've got to give back Piggy's specs."
248 understands, has grown up `Ralph wept for the loss of innocence, the darkness of
a man's heart.'
Jack 29 why he expects to be chief "because I'm chapter chorister and head boy."
48 undecided about the Beast "There isn't a snake thing. But if there was..."
52 has the idea about how to "His specs ­ use them as burning glasses!"
light the fire
65 begins to fall out with Ralph `They were both red in the face and found looking at
each other difficult.'
80 why he has a painted face `The mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack
hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.'
93 doesn't really want power `Jack looked around for understanding, but found only
114 why he falls out with Ralph "Bollocks to the rules!"
150 afraid of the beast `Jack found them, and was shivering and croaking in a
voice they could just recognise as his'
158 leaves the tribe "I'm going off by myself"
198 reaction to Simon's death "He squirmed and looked down."

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Piggy's death "I meant that!"
247/8 is he chief by the end `A little boy who wore the remains of an extraordinary
black cap on his red hair and who carried the remains
of a pair of spectacles at his waist, started forward,
then changed his mind and stood still.'
Characte Page What It Shows Quote
Piggy 30 wants Ralph as a leader `raised his hand grudgingly into the air.…read more

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Jack "That's a wound... and you ought to suck it. Like
159 refuses to believe in a "I think we ought to climb the mountain'
literal beast
178 knows he will die "We shall do you."
188 death compared to Jesus' `The body on the hill.…read more



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