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How do you pick out quotes/decide which quotes to memorise for English Lit??? btw i am doing Frankenstein, LOTF and Macbeth
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I'd recommend remembering at least three quotes for each character, and make sure you can say a lot about that quote. For Lord of the Flies, you could have these quotes:

Jack: "*******s to the rules!", "Painted and garlanded, sat there like an idol", "He was stark naked save for a belt", "awesome stranger"

Ralph: "mildness about his mouth...that proclaimed no devil", "launched himself like a cat", "Things are breaking up. I don't understand why" (could also refer to the British Empire breaking up at the time)

Simon: "He's queer. He's gay", "skinny vivid little boy", "covered with a coat of pearls", "sculptured marble"

Piggy: "fat slug", "Life is scientific", "no time for a grunt", "twitched a bit like a pig, after it has been killed"

Roger: "furtive", "dark boy", "hangman's horror clung to him"

It's also worth remembering quotes for themes in LOTF. For example, the island is personified a lot by Golding.

"black, bat-like shadows" and the island moving "steadily astern" (foreshadows their descent into savagery)
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(Original post by Anthos)
I'd recommend remembering at least three quotes for each character, and make sure you can say a lot about that quote. For Lord of the Flies, you could have these quotes:

Jack: "*******s to the rules!", "Painted and garlanded, sat there like an idol", "He was stark naked save for a belt", "awesome stranger"

Ralph: "mildness about his mouth...that proclaimed no devil", "launched himself like a cat", "Things are breaking up. I don't understand why" (could also refer to the British Empire breaking up at the time)

Simon: "He's queer. He's gay", "skinny vivid little boy", "covered with a coat of pearls", "sculptured marble"

Piggy: "fat slug", "Life is scientific", "no time for a grunt", "twitched a bit like a pig, after it has been killed"

Roger: "furtive", "dark boy", "hangman's horror clung to him"

It's also worth remembering quotes for themes in LOTF. For example, the island is personified a lot by Golding.

"black, bat-like shadows" and the island moving "steadily astern" (foreshadows their descent into savagery)
How did you go about deciding which ones to memorise?
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Also, have you got any quotes for macbeth and frankenstein(especially for the delacy family(e.g.Felix), Elizabeth Lavenza)?
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I'd recommend remembering at least three quotes for each character, and make sure you can say a lot about that quote. For Lord of the Flies, you could have these quotes:

Jack: "*******s to the rules!", "Painted and garlanded, sat there like an idol", "He was stark naked save for a belt", "awesome stranger"

Ralph: "mildness about his mouth...that proclaimed no devil", "launched himself like a cat", "Things are breaking up. I don't understand why" (could also refer to the British Empire breaking up at the time)

Simon: "He's queer. He's gay", "skinny vivid little boy", "covered with a coat of pearls", "sculptured marble"

Piggy: "fat slug", "Life is scientific", "no time for a grunt", "twitched a bit like a pig, after it has been killed"

Roger: "furtive", "dark boy", "hangman's horror clung to him"

It's also worth remembering quotes for themes in LOTF. For example, the island is personified a lot by Golding.

"black, bat-like shadows" and the island moving "steadily astern" (foreshadows their descent into savagery)
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How did you go about deciding which ones to memorise?
I pick the quotes that I can say a lot about - linking it to context and analysing language and its effects.

I don't do Macbeth and Frankenstein but maybe sparknotes might help - https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/
https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/frankenstein/
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Ok thank you!!
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I pick the quotes that I can say a lot about - linking it to context and analysing language and its effects.

I don't do Macbeth and Frankenstein but maybe sparknotes might help - https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/
https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/frankenstein/
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