Turning Points In Lord Of The Flies

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People think that you cannot pull out a specific quote that makes the story, but here are three quotes from Lord of The Flies by William Golding that make the story what it is. Lord of the flies is a book with a lot of symbolism, and with this symbolism there comes many turning points. Turning points bring many important sentences throughout the book. The three important quotes that make up the story are “We saw your smoke. What have you been doing? Having a war or something?" (Golding, 1954, p. 201)., “That was murder.” (Golding, 1954, p. 156)., and “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in.” (Golding, 1954, p. 75).
First, “We saw your smoke. What have you been doing? Having a war or something?” (Golding, 1954, p. 201). is important because it shows that the naval officer is joking and thinks the kids are playing a game of war when he is really at war. The kids we trying to smoke out Ralph so they could kill him. It is what the naval officer does, so he jokes that the kids are doing it. He does not know the truth to what he is saying.
The next quote is “That was murder.”(Golding, 1954, p. 156). Said by Piggy as he tries to show the other boys the severity of what they have done. This is crucial to the book, because this is how bad things are getting on the island. Also, the fact that
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What have you been doing? Having a war or something?" (Golding, 1954, p. 201). “That was murder.” (Golding, 1954, p. 156). Lastly “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in.” (Golding, 1954, p. 75). All three of these quotes really show the large change the boys have made on the island, they started out as one big group with many rules, they make a huge transformation between killing pigs and eventually killing people. Since these boys have been out of civilization for so long they don’t understand the severity of murder and they do not even realize that they did murder

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