JACK QUOTES FROM LORD OF THE FLIES

“We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything.”

“Bollocks to the rules! We’re strong — we hunt! If there’s a beast, we’ll hunt it down! We’ll close in and beat and beat and beat-!”

“The conch doesn’t count on top of the mountain, so you shut up!”

“I’m not going to be part of Ralph’s lot-”

“Ralph thinks he can do what he likes because he’s chapter chorister and can sing C sharp”

“I agree with Ralph. We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything.”

“Which is better – to have laws and agree, or to hunt and kill?”

“We’ll have rules!” he cried excitedly. “Lots of rules! Then when anyone breaks ’em-” His indignant gaze roved round the circle.

“Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!” “I ought to be chief,” said Jack with simple arrogance, “because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.”

“The mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.”

“The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream. There aren’t any beasts to be afraid of on this island . . . Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!”

“What are you afraid of? There’s nothing in the forest that we can’t hunt and kill!” QUOTE JAPANESE TATTOOS WORDS

“The tribe was dancing, Simon. The dance was you.”

“I’m frightened too. Well, I’ll blow the conch and call you. We’ll have to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right things.”

“Why do you hate me?”

“I’m not going to play any longer. Not with you.”

“I said I was chief. I said I am. All the same, you need to give up. Listen to what I say.”

“We shall take fire from the others! Listen—Tomorrow we shall hunt and get more meat. We shall maintain a fire. You understand? We shall be responsible for keeping a fire burning.”

“The rules!” shouted Ralph, “you’re breaking the rules!”

“We’ll make them come all right. You let me carry the conch, Ralph. I’ll show him the one thing he hasn’t got.”

“Conch! Conch! We don’t need no conch! Let the fire burn! What’s the use of the conch? Here is the place to which I’ve come. That’s all.”

“The beast was harmless and horrible; and the news must reach the others as soon as possible. He started down the mountain at a run. The usual brightness was gone from his eyes and he walked with a sort of glum determination like an old man.”

“I might have known,” said Jack with simple arrogance. “He’d never have got us meat. He isn’t a tracker. He’d have messed us up at a pig hunt.”