Lord of the Flies QuotesWatch
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Here's what I have:
(Warning - there's quite a few!)
- "The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be." - Sound of the Shell, the beginning of the descent into savagery.
- "Then dog-like, uncomfortably on all fours yet unheeding his discomfort, he stole forward five yards and stopped." - Huts on the Beach, animalistic
- "Jack himself shrank away at this cry with a hiss of indrawn breath; and for a minute became less than a hunter than a furtive thing, ape-like among the tangle of trees." - Huts on the Beach, animalistic
- "As if this wasn't a good island." - Huts on the Beach, foreshadowing
- "He became absorbed beyond mere happiness as he felt himself exercising control over living things." - Painted Faces and Long Hair, descending back into savagery
- "Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of old life." - Painted Faces and Long Hair, civilisation
- "Roger's arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins." - Painted Faces and Long Hair, civilisation
- "There was a speck above the island, a figure dropping swiftly beneath a parachute, a figure that hung with dangling limbs." - Beast from Air, the beast
- "Far beneath them, the trees of the forest sighed, then roared." - Beast from Air, personification
- "He bound himself together with his will, fused his fear and loathing into a hatred, and stood up." - Shadows and Tall Trees, descent into savagery
- "Before them, something like a great ape was sitting asleep with its head between its knees. Then the wind roared in the forest, there was confusion in the darkness and the creature lifted its head, holding towards them a ruin of a face." - Shadows and Tall Trees, the beast
- "Simon's head wobbled. His eyes were half-closed as though he were imitating the obscene thing on the stick. He knew that one of his times was coming on. The Lord of the Flies was expanding like a balloon." - Gift for the Darkness, simile
- "You're not wanted. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island!" - Gift for the Darkness, repetition, rhetorical questions
- "Simon found he was looking into a vast mouth. There was a blackness within, a blackness that spread." - Gift for the Darkness, 'the darkness of man's heart'
- "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!" - A View to a Death, descent into savagery
- "The sticks fell and the mouth of the new circle crunched and screamed. The beast was on its knees in the centre, its arms folded over its face. It was crying out against the abominable noise something about a body on the hill. The beast struggled forward, broke the ring and fell over the steep edge of rock to the sand by the water. At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws." - A View to a Death, animalistic, metaphors, personification
- "Along the shoreward edge of the shallows the advancing clearness was full of strange, moonbeam-bodied creatures with fiery eyes." - A View to a Death, metaphors
- "The tide swelled in over the rain-pitted sand and smoothed everything over with a layer of silver." - A View to a Death, metaphor
- "The water rose further and dressed Simon's coarse hair with brightness. The line of his cheek silvered and the turn of his shoulder became sculptured marble." - A View to a Death, metaphors
- "The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist." - Castle Rock, death of civilisation and rationality
- "Piggy's arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig's after it has been killed." - Castle Rock, animalistic, simile
- "Piggy was everywhere, was on his neck, was become terrible in darkness and death." - Cry of the Hunters, metaphors
- "A smallish savage was standing between him and the rest of the forest, a savage striped red and white, and carrying a spear." - Cry of the Hunters, descent into savagery
- "Ralph launched himself like a cat; stabbed, snarling, with the spear, and the savage doubled up." - Cry of the Hunters, animalistic, simile, descent into savagery
- "And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the hair of a true, wise friend called Piggy." - Cry of the Hunters, 'darkness of man's heart'