Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
‘Lord of the Flies’ is one of William Golding’s most famous novels. The story of the stranded schoolboys’ descent into evil is a compelling one which raises plenty of interesting questions about what happens to humankind when the constraints of civilised society are removed. Its universal appeal is obvious but tackling such a wide-ranging novel in a short exam is a real challenge.
We have chosen key quotations that will help you revise efficiently and effectively. Each quotation is analysed for ideas, language and context.
Use the links below to revise key quotes about Ralph, Jack and the theme of friendship, and to read a full exam question and answer on the theme of authority & power.
You can also use the timeline to refresh your memory on the sequence of events and for teachers, we’ve made a powerpoint available that focuses on key quotations.
The paperback Lightbulb Revision guide to ‘A Christmas Carol’ covers all characters and themes with grade 9 exam answers and helpful mind maps.