LOTF Key Quotes

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  • "You're talking too much," said Jack Merridew. "Shut up, Fatty."
  • Ralph: "There aren't any grown-ups. we shall have to look after ourselves."
  • "His voice rose to a shriek of terror as Jack snatched the glasses off his face".
  • Jack: "If I could only get a pig!"
  • "He was a small, skinny boy, his chin pointed, and his eyes so bright they had decieved Ralph into thinking him delightfully gay and wicked."
  • "The fire was right out, smokeless and dead; the watchers were gone."
  • "Kill the pig, Cut her throat. Bash her in."
  • Piggy: "I know there isn't no beast -not with claws and all that, I mean -but I know there isn't



These are pretty good in relation to the relationships between the boys and such etc but try to look at the quotes that aren't from the dialogue. Those types of quotes usually when studied at can help you read between the lines at what William Golding is really try to make the reader understand when reading his novel. For example "Simon became inarticulate in his efforts to express mankinds essential illness", "Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of mans heart and the fall through the air of the wise, true friend called Piggy".  "Not even Ralph knew how a linked between him and Jack had been broken and fastened somewhere else" this quote is especially useful for describing and looking into the relationship between Jack and Ralph and how it relates to the main themes of the novel, e.g. Good and Evil, Law and Order against Crowd mentality, etc.

I hope that helps to make the work you've done even better have any Q's just ask. I quite like this book. :D

Well Done though x :)

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