"'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'" (Page 9).
"He patted the palm trunk softly, and, forced at last to believe in the reality of the island, laughed delightedly again and stood on his head" (Page 10).
"From the pig-run came the quick, hard patter of hooves, a castanet sound, seductive, maddening--the promise of meat. He rushed out of the undergrowth and snatched up his spear" (Page 49).
"'I was chief, and you were going to do what I said. You talk. But you can't even build huts--then you go off hunting and let out the fire'" (Pages 70-71).
Symbolism: Piggy is the source of innovation, represented by his glasses "'His specs! Use them as burning glasses!'" (Page 40). "Almost at once a thin trickle of smoke rose up and made him cough" (Page 41).
Theme: Society crumbles without proper authority "He could hear them crashing in the undergrowth and on the left was the hot, bright thunder of the fire" (Pages 199-200).