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What are 3 significant quotes from chapter 1-3 in Lord of The Flies?

The most important quotes in the opening three chapters foreshadow later events. In particular, Piggy's loyalty to Ralph, Ralph fair, but naive leadership skills, and Jack's dictatorial leadership style.

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Some of the most significant quotes in the opening chapters describe the characters and hint at how they will contribute to life on the island.

For example;

The fat boy waited to be asked his name in turn but this
proffer of acquaintance was not made; the fair boy called
Ralph smiled vaguely, stood up, and began to make his way
once more towards the lagoon. The fat boy hung steadily at
his shoulder.

This quote, describing Ralph's rather dismissive attitude towards Piggy , hints at how Piggy remains loyal to Ralph even when he treats him badly. Later on in this opening chapter, for example, Ralph goes against his word and tells the other children Piggy's nickname, but still Piggy remains at his side. Part of the reason could be that Piggy knows, "as the fat boy," he needs someone fit and healthy...

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