"Next time, there would be no mercy."

McCarron English 10R Lord of the Flies – Ch. 1 quotes

Human limitations by appetite - “In a few seconds, the fat boy’s grunts were behind him and he was hurrying toward the screen that still lay between him and the lagoon.” Pg. 9

“Aren’t there any grownups at all?’ ‘I don’t think so.’ The fair boy said this solemnly; but then the delight of a realized ambition overcame him.” Pg. 8

Setting and sentence structure - “The beach between the palm terrace and the water was a thin stick, endless apparently, for to Ralph’s left the perspectives of palm and beach and water drew to a point at infinity; and always, almost visible, was the heat.” Pg. 10.

Characterization - “You could see now that he might make a boxer, as far as width and heaviness of shoulders went but there was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil.” Pg. 10

“Piggy bore this with a sort of humble patience.” Pg. 13.

Hope is worthless. “ ‘How does he (Ralph’s father) know that we’re here?’ Because thought Ralph, because, because.” (Pg. 14)

“The eye was shocked and incredulous at such cheery duplication.” Pg. 19.

Foreshadowing - “Within the diamond haze of the beach something dark was fumbling along. Ralph saw it first, and watched till the intentness of his gaze drew all eyes that way. Then the creature stepped from mirage to clear sand, and they saw the darkness was not all shadow but mostly clothing. The creature was a party of boys.” Pg. 19

“His face was crumpled and freckled, and ugly without silliness.” Pg 20.

“The dark boy, Roger, stirred at last and spoke up.” Pg. 22

“Most obscurely, yet most powerfully, there was the conch.” Pg. 22

“ ‘Listen, I have to have time to think things out. I can’t decide what to do straight off.’”
Pg. 23 Ralph is speaking

“ ‘This belongs to us.’” Ralph Pg. 29

They found a piglet caught in a curtain of creepers….Jack drew his knife with a flourish. He raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm…. ‘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.” Pg. 31.

“Next time there would be no mercy.” Pg. 31.