1. In chapter 1, Golding utilizes a flashback when Piggy recalls his old life before he crash-landed on the uninhabited tropical island. Piggy attempts to have a friendly conversation with Ralph by telling him,
"I used to live with my auntie. She kept a candy store. I used to get ever so many candies. As many as I liked. When'll your dad rescue us?" (Golding, 9)
Piggy also explains why he cannot do manual labor or physically exert himself by informing Ralph that he has asthma.
2. In chapter 4, Roger and Maurice knock over several sandcastles while the littluns are playing on the beach. After knocking over the littluns' sandcastles, Roger stands on the edge of the forest and begins throwing stones at a littlun named Henry. However, Roger experiences a flashback to his old life in England, which influences him to aim to miss whenever he throws the stones. Golding writes,
Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. Roger's arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins. (47)
3. In chapter 5, Ralph holds an assembly and begins discussing the existence of the beast. When a littlun volunteers to speak about the beast, he experiences a flashback as soon as Ralph asks him his name. The littlun tells Ralph,
"Percival Wemys Madison. The Vicarage, Harcourt St. Anthony, Hants, telephone, telephone, tele-" (Golding, 66)
Percival's automatic response is a flashback to his former life in England, where he was taught to repeat his name, address, and telephone number.