Lord of the Flies Key Quotes and other Information

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"You voted me for Chief...
...Now you do what I say." (Ralph)
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"The best thing we...
... can do is get rescued." (Ralph)
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"...increased his speed. Then he tripped...
... over a branch and came down with a crash." (Ralph)
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"The desire to...
... squeeze and hurt was over-mastering." (Ralph)
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"He hit out at the...
... filthy thing in front of him [LOTF]" (Ralph)
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"I'm frightened. Of us. I...
... want to go home. O God I want to go home." (Ralph)
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"I'll give him the conch... and he won't be...
... interrupted. Except by me." (Ralph)
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"We must...
... make a fire." (Ralph)
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"The understandable and lawful...
...world... slipping away." (About Ralph)
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"Ralph laughed and the other...
...boys laughed with him." (About Ralph)
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"Something deep in...
...Ralph spoke for him. 'I'm chief. I'll go.'" (About Ralph)
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"His face was crumpled...
... and freckled, and ugly without silliness." (About Jack)
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"Then dog-like, uncomfortably...
...on all fours yet unheeding his discomfort." (About Jack)
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"[Ralph is] like Piggy...
...He isn't a proper chief." (Jack)
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"He looked in astonishment...
...no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger." (Jack)
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"Shut up...
...Fatty!" (Jack)
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"I thought...
...I might kill." (Jack)
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"We've got to have rules...
...and obey them. After all, we're not savages." (Jack)
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"His laughter...
...became a bloodthirsty snarling." (Jack)
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"Fear can't hurt you...
.. anymore than a dream." (Jack)
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"A triangle of startling pink dart out...
...pass along his lips and vanish again." (Jack)
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"Bollocks...
... to the rules." (Jack)
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"I'm not going to play...
... any longer. Not with you." (Jack)
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"Piggy, for all his...
... ludicrous body, had brains." (About Piggy)
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"...if there's something wrong...
... there's someone to put it right." (Piggy)
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"Who cares what...
... you believe - Fatty." (About Piggy)
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"Life, is scientific...
... there isn't fear." (Piggy)
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"... the true, wise...
... friend called Piggy." (About Piggy)
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"I cant think...
... Not like Piggy." (About Piggy)
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"Unless we get...
... frightened of people." (Piggy)
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"Which is better, law and rescue,...
... or hunting and breaking things up?" (Piggy)
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"You're no good...
... on a job like this." (About Piggy)
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"Piggy discounted all this...
... learnably as a mirage." (About Piggy)
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"Carried death...
... in his hands." (About Roger)
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"Same source of power...
... began to pulse in Roger's body." (About Roger)
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"Roger stooped, picked up a stone...
... aimed, and threw it at Henry." (About Roger)
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"Roger led...
...the way." (About Roger)
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"Roger took up a small stone and flung it...
... between the twins, aiming to miss." (About Roger)
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"Prodding his spear...
... whenever pigflesh appeared." (About Roger)
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"Roger advanced upon them as...
... one wielding a nameless authority." (About Roger)
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"Like candles...
... Candle bushes. Candle buds." (About Simon)
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"He's always...
... throwing a faint." (About Simon)
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"[Simon saw] the picture of a human...
...at once heroic and sick." (About Simon)
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"...glanced swiftly around...
...to confirm he was utterly alone." (About Simon)
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Maybe it's...
...only us." (Simon)
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"You're not wanted...
... Understand?" (LOTF to Simon)
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"Simon felt a flicker of...
...incredulity [about the description of the Beast]." (About Simon)
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"You'll get back to where...
... you came from." (Simon)
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"The water rose further and dressed...
... Simon's coarse hair with brightness." (About Simon)
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"They could never manage to do things sensibly...
... if that meant acting independently." (About Sam and Eric)
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"Jack smacked Piggy's head. Piggy's glasses flew off...
... and tinkled on the rocks... one side's broken." (Things breaking down)
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"The conch exploded into...
... a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist." (Things breaking down)
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"They could...
... be the army." (War)
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"Jack swung at Ralph...
... with his spear." (War)
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"Pretended to beat them as...
... they danced and sang." (Violence)
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"Roger sharpened a...
... stick at both ends." (Violence)
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"Do our...
... dance!" (Violence)
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"The Lord of the Flies spoke...
... in the voice of a schoolmaster." (LOTF)
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"In the boys panic, it's what they think...
... they see, not what they actually see." (LOTF)
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William Golding was in the Navy and WW2
Experience in the war could be why was is such a prominent theme as well as violence. What he saw in the war showed him how evil man could be and this is why there are some quite disturbing images in LOTF.
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William Golding lived through some of the most inhumane years
Work reflects the horror of these times
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William Golding took inspiration from Coral Island
They find evil in the book - LOTF is the evil within them
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Golding was a bully and a brat
He enjoyed hurting people and so he put hints of his childhood self in some of the characters
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Golding was a teacher
Saw the way children acted, and said the children were his inspiration.
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Jack represents...
... anarchy, man's desire for savagery and power (The Id), dictator.
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Ralph represents...
... Order, leadership (however his power relies on the conch), civilization, the Ego - need to be liked and do good things.
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Piggy represents...
... scientific and intellectual aspects of civilization, the super-ego - does good and is not selfish, cleans his glasses a lot as if he tries to keep order - clear vision, can understand better.
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Roger represents...
...brutality, blood lust at its extreme, evil, Satan, the evil side of humans.
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Simon represents...
... the natural human goodness, innocence, Christ-like figure (puncture wounds, peaceful death description, dies trying to deliver a message).
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Littluns represent...
... how Ralph and Simon use their power to protect the littluns and advance the good of the group, and how Jack and Roger use their power to treat the littluns as objects for their own amusement.
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The Conch represents...
... it's influence is a measure of Ralph's power, represents order and civilization (the conch loses power and is destroyed when the boys become savage), democracy, the conch loses appeal as the boys become more savage.
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The Beast...
...the dark side of human nature, the primal instinct of savagery, the Beast image is stronger as the boys become more savage and belief of it grows, fears and subconscious.
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The Lord of the Flies represents...
...Literal translation is 'Beezlebub' - a demon from hell, tells Simon they'll have "fun" - actually talking about Simon's death.
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The Island represents...
... Miniature version of the Garden of Eden - "Snakes! Snakes! Look at the snakes!", microcosm of society, the Scar is a metaphor of how Man destroys nature.
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The Fire represents...
...only connection to civilization for the boys - as the loss of order progresses, and savagery takes over, the fire becomes less of a priority and eventually burns out, it's a measurement of how civilized the boys and the island is.
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Piggy;s Glasses represent...
... as the boys become savage, the glasses start to break, when broken savagery takes over, represents the power of science and intellectual endeavor in society, Piggy cleans his glasses when order breaks, when one side breaks the group splits
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... can do is get rescued." (Ralph)

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... over a branch and came down with a crash." (Ralph)

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Card 4

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... squeeze and hurt was over-mastering." (Ralph)

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... filthy thing in front of him [LOTF]" (Ralph)

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