Lord of the Flies Questions and Answers
by William Golding

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What are 7 absolute phrases in the novel Lord of the Flies?

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In The Lord of the Flies, the boys frequently deliver pronouncements or issue commands, although they also express uncertainty about their difficult situation. As the action progresses, some boys become more self-assured, speaking stridently or shouting, while others show hesitation or even retreat into profound doubt. William Golding often expresses the action through a specific boy’s thoughts, which enhances the reader’s sense of being on the island amongst them.

  1. One of the most important absolutes is expressed in exactly those words, when Ralph says, “The fire is the most important thing on the island.” Although the other boys soon disregard his words, he is proven right when the out-of-control fire threatens them all.
  2. Another statement shows the boys’ concern. Piggy correctly evaluates their incommunicado situation: “Nobody don't know we're here....”
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