English Literature Lord of The Flies Key Quotes

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Lord of the Flies Key Quotes

· "They used to call me Piggy!'"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 1

· "The creature was a party of boys, marching..."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 1

· "'You're no good on a job like this.'"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 1

· "Ralph sat on a fallen trunk, his left side to the sun. On his right were most of the choir; on his left the larger boys who had not known each other before...before him small children squatted in the grass."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 2

· "'Have you got any matches?'" Ch. 2

· "'We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.'"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 2

· "'You got your small fire all right.'"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 2

· "Then, amid the roar of bees in the afternoon sunlight, Simon found for the fruit they could not reach... passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 3

· "The candle-buds opened their wide white flowers... Their scent spilled out into the air and took possession of the island."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch.3

· "Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 4

· "He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 4

· "'I painted my face--I stole up. Now you eat--all of you--and I--'"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 4

· "Piggy, for all his ludicrous body, had brains. Ralph was a specialist in thought now, and could recognize thought in another."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 5

· "Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 5

· "Daddy said they haven't found all the animals in the sea yet."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 5

· "'Maybe there is a beast....maybe it's only us.'"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 5

· "The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 5

· "Even the sounds of nightmare from the other shelters no longer reached him, for he was back to where came from, feeding the ponies with sugar over the garden wall."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 6

· "'You'll get back to where you came from.'"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 7

· "'Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!'"
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Comments

Paul Dutton


A useful collection of key quotes from the novel. Good for some quick revision.

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