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Fai
r
has t
w o
me ani
ngs
­ l
i
g ht
Ralph 1 "
Fai
r"
(
R epet
it
ion)
c
o l
oured
but
als
o
just
.
"
The r
e was
a mil
dness
about Well
meani
n g,
Good
at
hear
t,
1
hi
s t
hat
procl
aimed
no devi
l
" Benevol
ent
"
R al
ph rai
sed
a hand
for
1 Al
ready
has
aut
hor
it
y
si
l
e nce"
"
Th e
cho i
r
bel
ongs
to
you,
of
Appeasement
,
adul
t
w ay
of
1
cour
se" t
hinki
ng.
"
Wa s
it
bett
er
to
fe t
ch
Genuine
quest
ion
to
the
reader
4 Pi
ggy's
glasses,
o r
woul
d t
he
s
h ows
the
chal
lenges
of
leader
shi
p.
shi
p have
gone?"
Ralph's
progressio
1 "
H e
stood
on
his
head"
Chi
ldi
sh/
Immat
ure
at
the
star
t.
n +
Leadership
1 "
R al
ph
did
not
t
ake
the
hint
" Sel
fCent
red
"
G et
my
clot
hes"
Worst
wor
d
he
knows.
Comi
cal
,
4 "
They
let
t
he
bloody
fi
re
out
"
i
nnocent
.
4 "
Y ou
let
t
he
fi
re
out
" Di
rect
.
"
E nvi
ous
and r
esent
ful
" at
Feel
s r
esponsi
bil
i
t y
but
want
s t
o be
4
watchi
ng
the
pig
game. par
t
of
the
"gang"
"
If
I
bl
o w t
he conch
and
they
Rat
h er
be
ignor
a nt
t
han
to
be
for
ced
5 don'
t
c ome back t
hen
w e'
ve
t
o see
the
tr
uth.
had
it
"
6 Ral
ph
w al
ked
in
the
rear
" Li
ter
all
y,
R al
ph
is
fol
lowi
ng
Jack.
"
he di
d not r
eall
y expect
t
o Fear
leads
to f
ear.
Whe n
he i
s
meet
an y
b east
and
didn'
t al
one Ralph can
see r
eason but
6
know what he
w oul
d do
about
w i
th t
he other
s he
is
inf
ected
w i
th
i
t
if
he
did" hyst
eri
a.
Desi
re
to
w ash,
not
a
n ecessi
ty.
7 "
H e
w oul
d l
i
ke
to
have
a bat
h"
Wants
to
be ci
vil
i
sed.
Di
sgust
ed wit
h hi
s own
ap pear
ance,
7 "
D i
stast
eful
ly"
"
G r
ey
shi
rt
"
at
what
he
has become.
"
Me mory
o f
his
somet
ime Can
sti
l
l
remember
cl
eanl
iness
(a
7
cl
ean
self
" c
ivi
l
ised
ti
me"
Golding
allows us to
see Ralph's
thoughts
where the
ocean is
very scary

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The sea is
personified
"finger's of
spray" so it
is a
creature in
itself. Ralph
is now
facing
reality ­ not
a "mirage".
The lagoon
is idealised
and a
falsehood.
Pl
u per
fect
,
disconnec ted
­
deci
dedly
in
the
pa st
.
T r
ying
to
escape
real
it
y t
hroug h
his
"
They had
li
ved
in
a c
o t
tag e
7 memo ri
es
of when t
h i
ngs ar
e good.…read more

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There
w as
s omet
hing
good
10 Can'
t
remember
about
t
he
fi
re.
about
a
fi
re"
"
The at
tr
ac t
i
o n
of
w i
l
d ness Experi
enced
too
mu ch
to
enj
oy
10
had
gone" c
h i
l
d i
sh pl
easur
es.
"
We re
examining
R al
ph
cur
iou sl
y,
as
though t
hey
11 He
has
changed
a l
ot.…read more

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P i
ggy'
s br
oken
glasses"
Ci
vi
li
sat
ion
has
gone!
Tempti
ng f
ate.
Piggy
ac cept
s
"
Y oung
S imon was
mu r
der
ed"
Si
mo n
w as
mu r
dered but
somehow
11 "
Wh at
can he
do mor
e t
han
he
is
st
il
l
bli
nd
to t
he boy's
tr
ue
he
has?"
pot
enti
al
for
savager
y.…read more

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Flar
ed
nost
ri
ls"
"
A peli
ke"
Ani
mal
­
backwar
d evol
uti
on
Pl
easur
abl
e exper
ience,
quenched
4 "
Like
a l
ong,
sat
isf
ying
dri
nk"
t
hei
r
need
for
savager
y ­
for
now!
"
H al
fraw meat
"
"gnawed
it
Even
R al
ph
is
ani
mal
l
i
ke
in
4
l
i
ke a wol
f"
desper
ati
on.
Now
they
disr
e gar
d t
he
rul
es.…read more

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People
w ho
are di
ff
erent
die.
Th e
"
The
li
tt
l'
un wi
th
the
ma r
k on b oys
have a st
rong
d esi
re
to
be
Death 2
hi
s f
ace,
I don'
t
see
him now" accept
ed because t
he y
innat
ely
k
n ow t
hat
it
i
s key
to
su r
vival
.…read more

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Si
mo n
has an i
nsi
g ht
but
i
s t
oo
af
rai
d of
speaki
ng
in
publi
c t
o ma ke
"
U nl
ess we
get
f
ri
ght
ened
of
5 hi
s t
houghts
unde r
stood.
Show s
peopl
e"
c
o ur
age at
t
he
end when he goe s
to
t
ell
t
he
o t
hers
ab out
t
he beast.…read more

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Y ou
kn ew di
dn'
t
you,
I
'm
par
t Gol
ding
is
ve ry
expl
ici
t.
The
beast
i
s
8
of
you"
wi
thi
n t
hem.
8 "
Lor
d of
t
he
Fli
es"
A
name
for
Sat
an.
Speaks
in
the
voi
ce
of
the
boys,
i
t
8 "
I'
m goi
ng
to
get
waxy"
i
s t
he
boys.
The
p ar
achuti
st
i
s
w ear
ing
army
c
lothes.…read more

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