Lord of the Flies, Chapter 3: Key Themes and Quotes

Jack: ‘Needed that’ Can’t make full sentence, intelligence vs. absent-mindedness
‘[Jack appeared to be] maddening’ Jack is turning savage
‘uncomfortably on all fours’ Jack is trying to resist becoming animalistic; animality vs. humanity
Jack: ‘compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up’ savagery vs. civility
‘We want meat’ Jack’s obsession with murder
Jack: ‘The madness came back into his eyes, “I thought I might kill.”‘ savagery vs. civility
‘[Simon is wearing] the remains of shorts’, ‘[his] feet are bare’ Simon is at one with nature, a lot of time has passed since the boys arrived

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