Lord of the Flies quotes + character/chapter

“The fair boy stopped and jerked his stockings with an automatic gesture that made the jungle seem for a moment like the Home Counties.” Narration, The Sound of the Shell (1)
“…he sat back and looked at the water with bright, excited eyes.” Narration, The Sound of the Shell (1)
“The creature was a party of boys, marching approximately in step in two parallel lines…” Narration, The Sound of the Shell (1)
“I ought to be chief” … “because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.” Jack, The Sound of the Shell (1)
“…there was a stillness about Ralph that marked him out … there was the conch.” Narration, The Sound of the Shell (1)
“The choir belongs to you, of course.” Ralph, The Sound of the Shell (1)
“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.” Narration, The Sound of the Shell (1)
“We’ll have rules!” … “Lots of rules! And when anyone breaks ’em-“ Jack, Fire on the Mountain (2)
“He says he saw the beastie, the snake-thing, and it will come back to-night?” Piggy, Fire on the Mountain (2)
“Acting like a crowd of kids!” Piggy, Fire on the Mountain (2)
“You got your small fire all right.” Piggy, Fire on the Mountain (2)
“…you can feel as if you’re not hunting, but – being hunted; as if something’s behind you all the time in the jungle.” Jack, Huts on the Beach (3)
“Roger’s arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins.” Narration, Painted Faces and Long Hair (4)
“He made one cheek and one eye-socket white, then rubbed red over the other half of his face and slashed a black bar of charcoal from right ear to left jaw.” Narration, Painted Faces and Long Hair (4)
“…the mask was a thing of its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.” Narration, Painted Faces and Long Hair (4)
“Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.” Chant, Painted Faces and Long Hair (4)
“He found himself understanding the wearisome of this life, where every path was an improvisation and a considerable part of one’s waking life was spent watching one’s feet.” Narration, Beast from Water (5)
“Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!” Jack, Beast from Water (5)
What I mean is … maybe it’s only us.” Simon, Beast from Water (5)
“Who are you, anyway? Sitting there- telling people what to do. You can’t hunt, you can’t sing-“ Jack, Beast from Water (5)
“Why should choosing make a difference?” Jack, Beast from Water (5)
“a beast with claws that scratched, that sat on a mountain-top, that left no tracks and yet was not fast enough to catch Samneric. Narration, Beast from Air (6)
“He discovered with a fall of heart that these were the conditions he took for normal now and that he did not mind.” Narration, Shadows and Tall Trees (7)
“The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering.” Narration, Shadows and Tall Trees (7)
“Just a game … I got jolly badly hurt at rugger once.” Ralph, Shadows and Tall Trees (7)
“Use a littlun,” Jack, Shadows and Tall Trees (7)
“He says things like Piggy. He isn’t a proper chief.” Jack, Gift for the Darkness (8)
“I’m not going to play any longer.” Jack, Gift for the Darkness (8)
“Can’t they understand? Without the smoke signal we’ll die here?” Ralph, Gift for the Darkness (8)
“The fire’s the most important thing on the island, because, because-“ Ralph, Gift for the Darkness (8)
“You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?” The ‘Lord of the Flies’ (Simon), Gift for the Darkness (8)
“Who’ll join my tribe and have fun?” Jack, A View to a Death (9)
“…the conch doesn’t count at this end of the island-“ Jack, A View to a Death (9)
“…found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society.” Narration, A View to a Death (9)
“Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” Chant, A View to a Death (9)
“It was dark. There was that – that bloody dance. There was lightning and thunder and rain. We was scared!” Piggy, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“Memory of the dance that none of them had attended shook all four boys convulsively.” Narration, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“He’s going to beat Wilfred.””What for?””I don’t know. He didn’t say. He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up.” Conversation (Robert, Roger), The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“Ralph tried indignantly to remember. There was something good about a fire. Something overwhelmingly good.” Narration, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“Desperately, Ralph prayed that the beast would prefer littluns.” Narration, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“They didn’t take the conch.” Ralph, The Shell and the Glasses (10)
“See? They do what I want.” Jack, Castle Rock (11)
“Which is better – to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” Piggy, Castle Rock (11)
“…the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.” Narration, Castle Rock (11)
“Roger advanced upon them as one wielding a nameless authority.” Narration, Castle Rock (11)
“But really, thought Ralph, this was not Bill. This was a savage whose image refused to blend with that ancient picture of a boy in shorts and shirt.” Narration, Cry of the Hunters (12)
“Pretend they were still boys, schoolboys who had said ‘Sir, yes, Sir’ – and worn caps?” Narration, Cry of the Hunters (12)
“What have you been doing? Having a war or something?” Naval Officer, Cry of the Hunters (12)
“I should have thought that a pack of British boys – you’re all British aren’t you? – would have been able to put up a better show than that…” Naval Officer, Cry of the Hunters (12)
“…in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, 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.” Narration, Cry of the Hunters (12)

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