Any quotes which best show descent from civilisation to savagery from all boys from the beginning to the end of the book? About five maybe to show their digression. Thanks

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  • He snatched his knife out of the sheath and slammed it into a tree trunk. Next time there would be no mercy.  (Chapter 1)
  • The forest near them burst into uproar. Demoniac figures with faces of white and red and green rushed out howling, so that the littluns fled screaming. Out of the corner of his eye, Ralph saw Piggy running. Two figures rushed at the fire and he prepared to defend himself but they grabbed half-burnt branches and rushed away along the beach. The three others stood still, watching Ralph; and he saw that the tallest of them, stark naked save for paint and a belt, was Jack.  (Chapter 8)
  • And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.  (Chapter 12)
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