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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

  

by William Golding

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Lord of the Flies Chapter 6 Quotes

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Quote 4

"It was furry. There was something moving behind its head—wings. The beast moved too—"

"That was awful. It kind of sat up—"

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"There were eyes—"

"Teeth—"

"Claws—"

"We ran as fast as we could—" (6.67-75)

Samneric do see something; they see the dead parachuter. But their fear makes them see something totally different from what actually exists—like turning a pile of clothes in your closet into a monster.

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Quote 5

Simon, walking in front of Ralph, felt a flicker of incredulity—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. However Simon thought of the beast, there rose before his inward sight the picture of a human, at once heroic and sick. (6.140)

Simon may not be a brain like Piggy, but he's a smart guy; he knows that the beast is unbelievable. But that doesn't mean he's not afraid. Like we said, he's a smart guy; he knows that this whole situation is heading downhill fast.

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Quote 6

Something deep in Ralph spoke for him.

"I'm chief. I'll go. Don't argue." (6.155)

Notice that Ralph isn't the one agreeing to go look for the beast; it's the chief inside of him. He's a good example of how power can actually make you better. If you know you have people depending on you, and if you take that responsibility seriously, then power can be a positive force.

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