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Lord of the Flies ­ Chapter Summary

Chapter 1 ­ The Sound of the Shell pg 1 28

A plane of Boys crash lands on an Island
Ralph and Piggy form an acquaintance
They find the Conch
Ralph calls first meeting
Ralph, Jack and Simon explore Island
Boys fail to…

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Chapter 3 ­ Huts on the Beach pg 46 ­ 56

Jack tries to follow tracks to find meat
Ralph and Simon build shelter as littluns have run off
Ralph and Jack argue over meat and shelter
Simon goes off into nature and get fruit for the littluns

Chapter 3…

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Chapter 4 ­ Quotes
Page Quote Interpretation Alternative
58 `he was big enough to be a link Boys look up to
with the adult world of authority' adults
59 `Maurice followed, laughing, and Boys are destructive
added to the destruction'
61 `Yet there was a space round Follows rules…

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Ralph call an assembly to set things straight
Jack denies everything about there being a beast
Piggy understands the Beast
Percival says beast comes from water
Simon tries to explain that humans are the beast
Ralph and Jack argue
Assembly ends in chaos
Ralph, Simon and Piggy wish for adults…

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Jack, Ralph, Simon and hunters find castle rock but not beast
Chapter 6 ­ Quotes
Page Quote Interpretation Alternative
97 `a sign came down from the Links to previous
world of adults' chapter
98 `the lines would slacken Puppet ­ adults bowing
and the figure bow' down to leaders…

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Simon talks to beast
Piggy realises that Ralph relies on him
Jack organises feast to invite biguns to his tribe
Chapter 8 ­ Quotes
Page Quote Interpretation Alternative
131 `Boys armed with sticks' Realistic Jack protective about
hunting + hunters
Whole `Lord of the Flies' Hitler like the Lord…

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"Tearing of teeth and Acting like beasts Savagery
153 `buildup of clouds' Pathetic fallacy Build up of tension
155 `pitilessly the layers ... Humans held together by
held together the poor vulnerable and weak
body' things
155 Bowing down to Britain bowing down to
`The figure lifted, bowed'

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169 "He pointed at this savage" Contrasts "We're not Change of attitude
savages" on pg41
174 "Let the fire go then, for Rescue not so
tonight" important
177 "Ralph prayed that the Fear of Beast even after
beast would prefer littluns" beast is revealed
177 "hitting, biting, scratching" Beastly actions…

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"They're not as bad as that. Ralph is now in denial
It was an accident."
"Ralph wept for the end of Ralph realises the evil Piggy was more
innocence, the darkness of within humanity important than anyone
man's heart, and the fall let on


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