The Flies Quotes
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Freedom and Confinement Quotes
THE TUTOR Squeals of terror everywhere, people who panic the moment they set on eyes on you, and scurry to cover, like black beetles, down the glaring streets. (1.1.2)
THE TUTOR So along with youth, good looks, and wealth, you have the wisdom of far riper years; your mind is free from prejudice and superstition; you have no family ties, no religion, and no callin...
Philosophical Viewpoints: Existentialism Quotes
ZEUS Agamemnon was a worthy man, you know, but he made one great mistake. He put a ban on public executions. That was a pity. A good hanging now and then – that entertains folks in the provin...
ZEUS They've been getting fatter and fatter. Give them another fifteen years, and they'll be as big as toads. (1.1.27)
Guilt and Blame Quotes
THE TUTOR You will observe that there's not a window anywhere. […] they turn their backsides to the streets. (1.1.6)
ORESTES I was born here. (1.1.3)
Man and the Natural World Quotes
ZEUS Fifteen years ago, a mighty stench of carrion drew them to this city. (1.1.27)
THE TUTOR I can't think how you bear it – this emptiness, the shimmering air, that fierce sun overhead. What's deadlier than the sun? (1.1.2)