Lord of the Flies

Passage of Time (Chapter 4)

What is associated with the different times of the day?

What happens to the people who cannot adapt?

What if the implication of this?

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This quote is associated with playtime.

"They accepted the pleasures of morning, the bright sun, the whelming sea and sweet air, as a time when play was good and life so full that hope was not necessary and therefore forgotten."

The quote below signifies the noontime heat and nap time.

"Toward noon, as the floods of light fell more nearly to the perpendicular, the stark colors of the morning were smoothed in pearl and opalescence; and the heat— as though the impending sun’s height gave it momentum—became a blow that they ducked, running to the shade and lying there, perhaps even


"Strange things happened at midday..."

The boys who didn't adjust grew sullen and a bit crazy. Adjusting to their surrounding was imperative to health and survival.

"...the northern European tradition of work, play, and food right through the day, made it possible for them to adjust themselves wholly to this new rhythm. The littlun Percival had early crawled into a shelter and stayed there for two days, talking, singing, and crying, till they thought him batty and were faintly amused. Ever since then he had been peaked, red-eyed, and miserable; a littlun who played little and cried often."


The Lord of the Flies/ Chapter Four