Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Please provide a detailed analysis of the most important quotes relating to the themes of power and leadership, nature, fear and civilisation, and barbarity including use of literary language. 

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I think that you could do quite well with quotes that focus on power, leadership, and civilization. Those three themes are quite interrelated in this book, so a single quote could be applied to more than a single theme. I definitely recommend looking for quotes that focus on the boys, their government, the chief, and the conch. The following quote could be use in a variety of ways.

“Shut up,” said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.”

First, the quote has Ralph making a suggestion as to a government type. He recommends a government that has some type of head. It could...

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