Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Lord fo the Flies _ Quotes 10-12

Lord of the Flies
Quotes Chapters 10-12
1. Locate the quotes in the book and highlight or underline them in the book.
2. Write down the page number on this sheet.
3. Be prepared to discuss why these quotes are important to the plot, foreshadowing, symbolism, or character development.

Chapter 10

_____ Page “Nowadays he sometimes found that he saw more clearly if he removed his glasses and shifted one lens to the other eye; but even through the good eye, after what had happened, Ralph remained unmistakably Ralph”

_____ Page “ ‘Simon’. Piggy said nothing but nodded, solemnly. They continued to sit, gazing with impaired sight at the chief’s seat. . . ”

_____ Page “ ‘That was Simon’ . . . ‘That was murder ‘Stop it!’ said Piggy, shrilly. ‘What good’re you doing talking like that’. . .’It was dark. There was that—the bloody dance. There was lightening and thunder and rain. We was scared!’ ‘I wasn’t scared,’ said Ralph ‘I was—I don’t know what I was’ ”

_____ Page “ ‘Don’t you understand, Piggy? The things we did--’. . . ‘You were outside. Outside the circle. You never really came in. Didn’t you see what we—what they did?’. . . ‘It was an accident,’ said Piggy suddenly, ‘that’s what it was. An accident.’ His voice shrilled again. ‘Coming in the dark—he had no business crawling like that out of the dark. He was batty. He asked for it’”

_____ Page “ ‘But we were! All of us!’ Piggy shook his head. ‘Not us till last. They never noticed in the dark. Anyway you said I was only on the outside’”

_____ Page “ ‘We left early,’ said Piggy quickly, ‘because we were tired.’ ‘So did we’ . . . Sam touched a scratch on his forehead and then hurriedly took his hand away. Eric fingered his split lip. . . .The air was heavy with unspoken knowledge. . . . Memory of the dance that none of them had attended shook all four boys convulsively”

_____ Page “A full effort would send the rock thundering down to the neck of land. Roger admired”

_____ Page “ ‘He’s going to take us hunting.’ He jerked his head in the direction of the distant shelter where a thread of white smoke climbed up the sky”

_____ Page “ ‘He’s going to beat Wilfred.’ ‘What for?’ Robert shook his head doubtfully. ‘I don’t know. He didn’t say. He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up. He’s been’—he giggled excitedly—‘he’s been tired for hours, waiting’ ‘But didn’t the chief say why?’

_____ Page “He ceased to work at his tooth and sat still, assimilating the possibilities of irresponsible authority”

_____ Page “ ‘What’ll we use for lighting the fire?’ The chief’s blush was hidden by the white and red clay”

_____ Page “ ‘We don’t want another night without fire’. He looked round guiltily at the three boys standing by. This was the first time he had admitted the double function of the fire. Certainly one was to send up a beckoning column of smoke. But the other was to be a hearth now and a comfort until they slept”

_____ Page “ ‘He said something about a dead man.’ He flushed painfully at this admission that he had been present at the dance”

_____ Page “Ralph tried indignantly to remember. There was something good about a fire. Something overwhelmingly good. ‘Ralph’s told you often enough,’ said Piggy moodily. ‘How else are we going to be rescued?’”

_____ Page “ ‘I don’t know where she is now. And I haven’t got an envelope and a stamp. An’ there isn’t a mailbox. Or a postman.’ The success of his tiny joke overcame Ralph. His sniggers became uncontrollable, his body jumped and twitched”

_____ Page “ ‘There’s something moving outside’. . . Quite clearly and emphatically, and only a yard or so away from the back of the shelter, a stick cracked. . . A voice whispered horribly outside. ‘Piggy—Piggy’”

_____ Page “He began to pound the mouth below him, using his clenched fist as a hammer; he hit with more and more passionate hysteria as the face became slippery. A knee jerked up between his legs and he fell sideways, busying himself with his pain. . .”

_____ Page “ ‘When I woke up one was kicking me in the face. I got an awful bloody face, I think Ralph. But I did him I the end’. . . ‘I got my knee up,’ said Eric with simple pride, ‘and I hit him in the pills’

_____ Page “ ‘I thought they wanted the conch’. . . ‘They didn’t take the conch’ ‘I know. They didn’t come for the conch. They came for something else’ ”

_____ Page “From his left hand dangled Piggy’s broken glasses”

Chapter 11

_____ Page “ ‘Blow the conch,’ said Piggy. ‘Blow as loud as you can.’. . .Both ways the beach was deserted. Some littluns came from the shelters”

_____ Page “We’d have given them fire if they’d asked. But they stole it and the signal’s out and we can’t ever be rescued. Don’t you see what I mean? We’d have given them fire for themselves only they stole it.”

_____ Page “ ‘What’s grownups goin’ to think? Young Simon was murdered. And there was that other kid what had a mark on his face’ ”

_____ Page “ ‘You let me carry the conch, Ralph. I’ll show him the one thing he hasn’t got’ ”

_____ Page “ ‘But I don’t ask for my glasses back, not as a favor. I don’t ask you to be a sport, I’ll say, not because you’re strong, but because what’s right’s right. Give me my glasses, I’m going to say’”

_____ Page “The others nodded. They understood only too well the liberation into savagery that the concealing paint brought.”

_____ Page “They passed the place where the tribe had danced. The charred sticks still lay on the rocks where the rain had quenched them but the sand by the water was smooth again. They passed this in silence”

_____ Page “Piggy peered anxiously into the luminous veil that hung between him and the world”

_____ Page “ ‘Is it safe? Ain’t there a cliff? I can hear the sea’ . . . ‘Am I safe?’ quavered Piggy. ‘I feel awful--’”

_____ Page “Freed by the paint, they had tied their hair back and were more comfortable than he was. Ralph made a resolution to tie his own back afterwards”

_____ Page “Roger took up a small stone and flung it between the twins, aiming to miss. . . Some source of power began to pulse in Roger’s body”

_____ Page “ ‘I’ve come to see about the fire’, said Ralph, ‘and about Piggy’s specs’ ”

_____ Page “Behind them on the grass the headless and paunched body of a sow lay where they had dropped it”

_____ Page “ ‘You could have had fire whenever you wanted. But you didn’t. You came sneaking up like a thief and stole Piggy’s glasses’ ”

_____ Page “Jack mad a rush and stabbed at Ralph’s chest with is spear. . . Then he brought the end round and caught Jack a stinger across the ear. . . By common consent they were using the spears as sabers now, no longer daring the lethal points”

_____ Page “He pushed his hair up and gazed at the green and black mask before him, trying to remember what Jack looked like”

_____ Page “ ‘Call that a signal fire? That’s a cooking fire. Now you’ll eat and there’ll be no smoke. Don’t you understand? There may be ships out there’ ”

_____ Page “Jack glanced back at Ralph and then at the twins. ‘Grab them!’. . . ‘Tie them up!’. . . Jack was inspired. He knew Ralph would attempt a rescue. ‘See? The do what I say’. . . ‘You’re a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief!’ ”

_____ Page “ ‘I tell you, I got the conch!’ Surprisingly, there was silence now; the tribe were curious to hear what amusing thing he might have to say”

_____ Page “Someone was throwing stones. Roger was dropping them, his one hand still on the lever. Below him, Ralph was a shock of hair and Piggy a bag of fat”

_____ Page “ ‘Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?’ ”

_____ Page “By him stood Piggy still holding out the talisman, the fragile, shining beauty of the shell. The storm of sound beat at them, an incantation of hatred. High overhead, Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever. . . The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist”

_____ Page “Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea. His head opened and stuff came out and turned red. Piggy’s arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig’s after it has been killed. . . the water boiled white and pink over the rock; and when it went sucking back again, the body of Piggy was gone”

_____ Page “ ‘See? See? That’s what you’ll get! I meant that! There isn’t a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone. . . I’m chief’ ”

_____ Page “The twins lay hidden behind the tribe and the anonymous devils’ faces swarmed across the neck. . . he saw the headless body of the sow and jumped in time”

_____ Page “ ‘You got to join the tribe’. . . The chief snatched one of the few spears that were left and poked Sam in the ribs. ‘What d’you mean by it, eh?’ said the chief fiercely. ‘What d’you mean by coming with spears? What d’you mean by not joining my tribe?’ ”

_____ Page “Roger edged past the chief, only just avoiding pushing him with his shoulder. The yelling ceased, and Samneric lay looking up in quiet terror. Roger advanced upon them as one wielding a nameless authority”

Chapter 12

_____ Page “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”

_____ Page “The tribe must be sitting round the gutted pig, watching the fat ooze and burn among the ashes. They would be intent. . . . Ralph saw that for the time being he was safe”

_____ Page “He argued unconvincingly that they would let him alone, perhaps even make an outlaw of him. But then the fatal unreasoning knowledge came to him again. The breaking of the conch and the deaths of Piggy and Simon lay over the island like a vapor. These painted savages would go further and further”

_____ Page “The best thing to do was to ignore this leaden feeling about the heart and rely on their common sense, their daylight sanity. Now that the tribe had eaten, the thing to do was to try again”

_____ Page “At length he came to a clearing in the forest where rock prevented vegetation from growing”

_____ Page “. . .he saw that the white face was bone and that the pig’s skull grinned at him from the top of a stick. . . .the skull gleamed as white as ever the conch had done and seemed to jeer at him cynically. . . the thing was lifeless”

_____ Page “They were savages it was true, but they were human, and the ambushing fears of the deep night were coming on”

_____ Page “Pretend they were still boys, schoolboys who had said, ‘Sir,yes, sir’ and worn caps? Daylight might have answered yes; but darkness and the horrors of death said no”

_____ Page “Samneric were savages like the rest; Piggy was dead, and the conch smashed to powder”

_____ Page “ ‘You two aren’t painted. How can you? If it were light’ If it were light shame would burn them at admitting these things. But the night was dark”

_____ Page “ ‘They made us. They hurt us’”

_____ Page “ ‘They’re going to hunt you tomorrow’”

_____ Page “ ‘When they find me, what are they going to do?’ The twins were silent. Beneath him, the death rock flowered again”

_____ Page “ ‘You don’t know Roger. He’s a terror’ ‘And the chief—they’re both’ ‘Terrors’ ”

_____ Page “ ‘I’ll lie up close; in that thicket down there’, he whispered, ‘so keep them away from it. They’ll never think to look so close’ ”

_____ Page “ ‘Here!’ said Sam suddenly. ‘Take this’ Ralph felt a chunk of meat pushed against him and grabbed it”

_____ Page “ ‘Roger sharpened a stick at both ends’. Roger sharpened a stick at both ends. Ralph tried to attach a meaning to this but could not”

_____ Page “While he was eating, he heard fresh noises—cries of pain from Samneric, cries of pain, angry voices”

_____ Page “Within seconds he was worming his way into the thicket; but not before he had glimpsed the legs of a savage coming toward him”

_____ Page “One of the twins was there, outside the thicket, with Jack and Roger. ‘You’re sure he meant in there?’ The twin moaned faintly and then squealed again. ‘He meant he’d hide in there?’ ‘Yes—yes—oh!’ Silver laughter scattered among the trees. So they knew”

_____ Page “There was only one other rock up there that they might conceivably move; but that was half as big as a cottage, big as a car, a tank. He visualized its probable progress with agonizing clearness—that one would start slowly, drop from ledge to ledge, trundle across the neck like an outsize steamroller”

_____ Page “ ‘See? I told you- he’s dangerous’ The wounded savage moaned again”

_____ Page “A stick snapped and he stifled a cough. Smoke was seeping through the branches in white and yellow wisps, the patch of blue sky overhead turned to the color of a storm cloud, and then the smoke billowed round him”

_____ Page “He came to a pig-run, followed it for perhaps a hundred yards, and then swerved off”

_____ Page “Ralph thought of the boar that had broken through them with such ease. If necessary, when the chase came too close, he could charge the cordon while it was still thin, burst through, and run back”

_____ Page “Samneric were somewhere in that line, and hating it. Or were they? And supposing, instead of them, he met the chief, or Roger who carried death in his hands?”

_____ Page “There was no Piggy to talk sense. There was no solemn assembly for debate nor dignity of the conch”

_____ Page “Most, he was beginning to dread the curtain that might waver in his brain, blacking out the sense of danger, making a simpleton of him”

_____ Page “Hide was better than a tree because you had a chance of breaking the line if you were discovered. . . . He wondered if a pig would agree, and grimaced at nothing”

_____ Page “Here, bushes and a wild tangle of creepers made a mat that kept out all the light of the sun. Beneath it was a space, perhaps a foot high, though it was pierced everywhere by parallel and rising stems”

_____ Page “If anyone peered under the bushes and chanced to glimpse human flesh it might be Samneric who would pretend not to see and say nothing”

_____ Page “The savage peered into the obscurity beneath the thicket. You could tell that he saw light on this side and on that, but not in the middle—there. In the middle was a blob of dark and the savage wrinkled up his face, trying to decipher the darkness. . . .Now he’s seen you. He’s making sure. A stick sharpened. Ralph screamed, a scream of fright and anger and desperation”

_____ Page “A naval officer stood on the sand, looking down at Ralph in wary astonishment”

_____ Page “ ‘Are there any adults—any grown ups with you?’ ”

_____ Page “A semi-circle of little boys, their bodies streaked with colored clay, sharp sticks in their hands, were standing on the beach making no noise at all. ‘Fun and games,’ said the officer.

_____ Page “ ‘We saw your smoke. What have you been doing? Having a war or something’ Ralph nodded.”

_____ Page “ ‘Nobody killed, I hope? Any dead bodies?’ ‘Only two. And they’ve gone’. The officer leaned down and looked closely at Ralph. ‘Two? Killed?’”

_____ Page “ ‘I’m, I’m—‘ But there was no more to come. Percival Wemys Madison sought in his head for an incantation that had faded clean away”

_____ Page “ ‘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—I mean—‘ ‘It was like that at first’, said Ralph, ‘before things---’”

_____ Page “But the island was scorched dup like dead wood—Simon was dead—and Jack had… the tears began to flow and sobs shook him. . . infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too.”

_____ Page “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall though the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy”

_____ Page “He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together; and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance”

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