Lord of the Flies Useful Quotes

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‘The Lord of the Flies.’ -Mrs Colbeck’s useful quote collection. (Please feel free to add more!) “Mankind’s essential illness” - Simon’s idea that all humans suffer with an inner evil, a natural propensity to do bad things. “The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away.”- Erosion of civilisation, Ralph’s sense of order and hope for a return to the civilised world is gradually being lost. “A human at once heroic and sick” – Simon’s insight into the duality of man, that we are all capable of acts of great heroism and evil. “Life... is scientific, that’s what it is.” – Piggy’s view on life. “Unless we get frightened of people.” – Piggy’s realisation that there a worse things on the island than imaginary beasts. “Understanding the wearisomeness of life.” – Ralph beginning to realise that growing up and behaving like an adult/ leader is less fun and more unpleasant than he first thought. “His laughter became a blood-thirsty snarling.” – Jack, wearing his mask of paint, begins to transform from civilised human to savage animal. “Panting like dogs” “Ape-like” “Like insects” – Descriptions of the boys that use animal imagery.

‘The Lord of the Flies.’ -Mrs Colbeck’s useful quote collection. (Please feel free to add more!) “Mankind’s essential illness” - Simon’s idea that all humans suffer with an inner evil, a natural propensity to do bad things. “The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away.”- Erosion of civilisation, Ralph’s sense of order and hope for a return to the civilised world is gradually being lost. “A human at once heroic and sick” – Simon’s insight into the duality of man, that we are all capable of acts of great heroism and evil. “Life... is scientific, that’s what it is.” – Piggy’s view on life. “Unless we get frightened of people.” – Piggy’s realisation that there a worse things on the island than imaginary beasts. “Understanding the wearisomeness of life.” – Ralph beginning to realise that growing up and...
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