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Key Quotes in Pride and Prejudice

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Lord of the Flies - Key Quotations Chapter One - The Sound of the Shell 1. "...there was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil" Pg 5 (RALPH) 2. "The conch was silent, a gleaming tusk" Pg 12 (IMPORTANCE OF CONCH) 3. "Within the diamond haze of the beach something dark was fumbling along" Pg 15 (ARRIVAL OF CHOIR/HUNTERS - MENACING OVERTONES) 4. "...ugly without silliness" Pg 15 (JACK - COMPARE TO QUOTE 1 - RALPH) 5. " 'I ought to be chief,' said Jack with simple arrogance, 'because I'm chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing 'C' sharp'" Pg 17 (JACK - LEADERSHIP CONFLICT WITH RALPH) 6. "what intelligence had been shown was traceable to Piggy while the most obvious leader was Jack. But there was a stillness about Ralph...that marked him out...his size, and attractive appearance; and...most powerfully there was the conch" Pg 18 (RALPH'S CHARISMA/POWERFULLY LINKED TO CONCH) 7. " 'Why didn't you?' - They knew very well why he hadn't because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood" (JACK'S INABILITY TO KILL THE PIG/FORESHADOWS LATER KILLINGS) Chapter Two - Fire on the mountain 8. " ' I agree with Ralph. We've got to have rules and obey them. ...read more.


CANNOT ARTICULATE THIS.) Chapter Seven - Shadows and Tall Trees 20. "Ralph too was fighting to get near, to get a handful fo that brown, vulnerable flesh. The desire to squeeze and hurt was overmastering" Pg 119 (EVEN RALPH HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR EVIL) 21. " 'Just a game,' said Ralph uneasily" ("UNEASILY" DEMONSTRATES RALPH'S UNDERSTANDING THAT PERHAPS THIS WAS NOT A GAME. UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS THOUGHT - UNLIKE JACK) Chapter Eight - Gift for the Darkness 22. " 'Hands up,' said Jack strongly, 'whoever wants Ralph not to be chief?'" Pg 133 (JACK OPENLY CHALLENGES RALPH'S LEADERSHIP WHEN NO-ONE RESPONDS HE GOES OFF IN A HUFF. INVITES OTHERS TO JOIN HIM - FACTIONS DEVELOPING/SOCIETY DISINTEGRATING) 23. "...stark naked save for paint and a belt, was Jack" Pg 147 "He was safe from shame or self-consciousness behind the mask of his paint and could look at each of them in turn" Pg 147/148 (DESPITE HIS NAKEDNESS JACK IS NOT SELF CONSCIOUS - MASK MAKES HIM CONFIDENT. HE HAS REGRESSED FURTHER SINCE SPLITTING THE GROUP.) 24. " ' You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you?...I'm the reason why it's no go? Why things are what they are" Pg 151 (SIMON'S CONVERSATION WITH THE BEAST - HE UNDERSTANDS BEST WITHIN BOYS) Chapter Nine - A view to a Death 25. ...read more.


SYMBOLICALLY DESTRUCTION OF CONCH HIGHLIGHTS THE COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF DEMOCRACY) 35. "He obeyed and instinct that he did not know he possessed..." Pg 194 (RALPH FLEEING THE ARROW HURLED AT HIM BY THE SAVAGES. RULES GONE - HE IS NOW A TARGET) Chapter Twelve - Cry of the Hunters 36. ***KEY QUOTE*** "Roger sharpened a stick at both ends. Ralph tried to attach a meaning to this but could not" Pg 202/203 (RALPH DOESN'T REALISE WHAT THE READER DOES. HIS HEAD WILL BE NEW OFFERING TO THE BEAST. HE IS BEING HUNTED TO BE KILLED) 37. "Ralph launched himself like a cat; stabbed, snarling with the spear, and the savage doubled up" Pg 208 (RALPH'S INSTINCTS TO PROTECT HIMSELF) 38. "A little boy who wore the remains of an extraordinary black cap on his red hair and who carried the remains of a pair of spectacles at his waist, started forward, then changed his mind and stood still" Pg 215 (JACK'S RESPONSE TO NAVAL OFFICER'S QUESTION ABOUT LEADERSHIP SEEN AS A 'LITTLE' BOY - FRIGHTENING WHEN WE CONSIDER WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO) 39. ***KEY QUOTE*** "...Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy" Pg 216 (IMPORTANT QUOTATION - RALPH UNDERSTANDS MAN'S POTENTIAL FOR EVIL - HOPE THAT HE CAN USE THIS KNOWLEDGE TO ENSURE DEMOCRACY/RULES ETC TO KEEP OUR EVIL POTENTIAL IN CHECK) ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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