Lord of the Flies, Chapter 4: Key Themes and Quotes

‘taboo of old life’ they’re forgetting what civilisation really is
‘Maurice still felt the unease of wrong-doing’ civilisation vs. savagery
Jack: ‘his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling’ The mask lets Jack show his true intentions
Jack: “I cut the pig’s throat,”…’proudly and yet twitched as he said it’ He’s no longer trying to resist savagery but it’s unnerving for him
‘In his other life, Maurice had received chastisement for filling a younger eye with sand’ savagery vs. civility

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