Important Quotes for Lord of The Flies

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The number at the beginning stands for the page number and if it says N/A at the end it means the quoter is not know...but if it says a name i.e Ralph it means he said the quote.

15 Here at last was the imagined but never fully realized place leaping into real life. N/A

21 For a moment the boys were a closed circuit of sympathy with Piggy on the outside... N/A

29 Eyes shining, mouths open, triumphant, they savored the right of domination. N/A

31 They knew very well why he hadn't [killed the piglet]: because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood. N/A

37 About Ralph's feeling of the beast:
He felt himself facing something ungraspable. N/A

38 Then, with the martyred expression of a parent who has to keep up with the senseless ebullience of the children, he [Piggy] picked up the conch, turned toward the forest, and began to pick his way over the tumbled scar. N/A

42 I agree with Ralph. 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. So we've got to do the right things. Jack

51 About Jack:
He tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up. N/A

53 If you're hunting sometimes... you can feel as if you're not hunting, but -- being hunted, as if something's behind you all the time in the jungle. Jack

61 About Henry:
He became absorbed beyond mere happiness as he felt himself exercising control over living things. N/A

62 On Roger throwing stones:
...there was a space around Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. Roger's arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins. N/A

64 On Jack's 'mask':
...the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness. N/A

70 Jack's thoughts of his first kill:
His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink. N/A

71 About Jack and Ralph:
There was the brilliant…


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