What page in Chapter 5 can I find the sentence with the word reverence in the book "Lord of the Flies?"school assignment

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coachingcorner eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The theme of reverence in the novel 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding is presaged by the respect that Ralph shows for the conch. It is picked up again later when the naval officer comes to rescue the group of boys from the island. Walking along the beach, the naval officer is shocked to see the primeval state the boys are in, with their unwashed bodies, matted hair, torn dishevelled clothes, wild behavior and sobbing their hearts out. How, he wonders, could a group of boys lose reverence so quickly for the 'civilized' rituals and mores of the society they had so recently left. However, in the background is a cruiser - perhaps requisitioned for the bloody business of war - and so we wonder as readers how much reverence he and the establishment have for life themselves.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I do not have the same edition of the book you have, so I can't tell you a page number.  I can tell you that the word occurs very early in Chapter 5.  I would guess it would be about three or four pages in.

At the beginning of the chapter, Ralph is walking along the beach, heading for the platform so they can have a meeting.  Once he gets to the platform he takes the conch down from its tree and looks at it.  As he looks at it, he feels some reverence for it.

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