All the quotes you need to know for Lord of the Flies GCSE English Literature AQA

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Fundamental Quotes for Ralph

  • 'The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering' (emotive language)
  • 'Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.'(metaphor, triple)
  • 'I'm chief. I'll go. Don't argue.' (short sentences)
  • 'We'll have to have hands up like in school.' (collective pronoun)
  • (gnaws his meat...)'Like a wolf' (simile)
  • 'Lost in a maze of thoughts.' (metaphor)
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Fundamental Quotes for Piggy

  • 'I've got the conch! Just you listen!' (imperative)
  • 'Ralph - remember what we came for. The fire. My specs.' (symbolism, imperative)
  • ‘Piggy was an outsider, not only by accent, which didn’t matter, but by fat, and ***-mar, and specs, and a certain disinclination for manual labour.’ (triple)
  • 'Like a crowd of kids' (simile)
  • 'The boys were a closed unit of sympathy with Piggy on the outside.' (metaphor)
  • 'Piggy...twitched like a pig after it had been killed.' (simile)
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Fundamental Quotes for Jack

  • 'The mask was a thing of its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness'(metaphor, religious allusion)
  • 'He (Ralph) says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief.' (declarative, qualifying adjective)
  • 'Began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthristy snarling.' (metaphor)
  • 'My hunters will protect you from the beast.' (propaganda, persuasive language)
  • 'Ape-like.' (zoomorphism)
  • 'Surged, poured...leapt..screamed, struck, bit, tore.' (triple, savage verbs)
  • 'Kill the pig, cut her throat, spill her blood.' (chant, short sentences)
  • 'Piggy's glasses flew off and tinkled on the ground.' (extended metaphor)

(while these are all useful quotes, do not feel like you have to learn all of them!)

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Fundamental Quotes for Simon

  • 'Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach...passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands.' (hyperbole, religious allusion)
  • 'Maybe there is a beast...maybe it's only us.' (repetition, metaphor)
  • 'The water rose farther and dressed Simon's coarse hair with brightness. The line of his cheek silvered and the turn of his shoulder became sculptured marble.' (symbolism, religious imagery)
  • 'I'll go if you like. I don't mind. Honestly.' (short sentences)
  • 'Stains that seeped from the broken body.' (sibilance)
  • 'He's always throwing a faint.' (hyperbole)
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Fundamental Quotes for Roger

  • 'Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of old life.' (metaphor)
  • 'Roger's arm was conditioned by a civilisation that knew nothing of him and was in ruins.' (metaphor)
  • 'You don't know Roger. He's a terror.' (short sentences)
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Fundamental Quotes for Adults

  • 'A sign came down from the world of the grownups...a sudden bright explosion and a corkscrew trail across the sky.'
  • 'No grownups!' (exclamation)
  • 'The three boys stood in the darkness,striving unsuccessfully to convey the majesty of adult life.'
  • 'Grownups know things...they ain't afraid of the dark.' (colloquial language)
  • 'He saw white drill, epaulettes, a revolver, a row of gilt buttons down the front of a uniform.' (list)
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Fundamental Quotes for The Beast

  • 'You knew didn't you? I'm a part of you? Close, close, close!' (rhetorical question, triple)
  • 'Maybe there's a beast...maybe it's only us.' (repetition, metaphor)
  • 'You're a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief!' (repetition, triple)
  • 'This head is for the beast. It's a gift.' (short sentences)
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