Lord of the Flies

what are all the mosthlpful and importnat quotes of this book


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There are so many quotes to consider. Here are some of my favourites.

"Then, amid the roar of bees in the afternoon sunlight, Simon found for [the littluns] the fruit they could not reach, pulled off the choicest from up in the foliage, passed them back down to the endless, outstretched hands." (Ch. 3)

This shows Simon as a Christ figure. Golding's language becomes gentle and Simon is doing what comes naturally, helping the weak.

"He [Jack] began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling." (4)

This is like some sort of hypnotic trance that severs Jack from civilization

"Before the party had started a great log had been dragged into the center of the lawn and Jack, painted and garlanded, sat there like an idol. There were piles of meat on green leaves near him, and fruit, and coconut shells full of drink. "(9)

Jack sets himself up as more than a leader or chief. Jack is now a demigod and the boys seem to have no problems with this!