Lord of the flies chapter 1 quotes

‘I don’t care what you call me so long as it’s not what they used to call me in school…They used to call me Piggy!’ Piggy talking to Ralph, establishes the way his peers see him- his ‘type’. Irony as best=pig, most rational person. First betrayal of Ralph and the connection of childhood and old life vs. ‘used’= intelligence, knows they aren’t going back.
‘He shouted an order and they halted’ Military discipline. representation of Hitler= Jack, Nazis=choir? become corrupt, vicious tyrants. Funny image of little boys halting, it’s like they are playing
‘Ralph shaded his eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags upwards the mountain’ sharp and scary foreshadowing. Climbed to find the truth, major feature= holy places.
‘because of the enormity of the knife descending…the unbearable blood.’ the fear of murder from Jack. Extreme, changes completely.
‘…the shell was deep cream, touched here and there with a fading pink’ Piggy notices the value, democracy. Ralph notices the beauty vs. Piggy notices the practical use.

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