Group Mini-Essay Directions:
· Analyze the importance of ONE of the following quotations by showing its impact on the boys’ evolution
· ONE paragraphs of 10-15 sentences; make sure the topic sentence acts as a thesis
· Integrate 2+ quotations (in addition to the one you choose below)
· Include the names of all team members and a unique title for your mini-essay; upload to Mr. Long's folder

Quotations:

“The trouble was, if you were a chief you had think, you had to be wise. And then the occasion slipped by so that you had to grab at a decision. This made you think; because thought was a valuable thing, that got results…Only, decided Ralph as he faced the chief’s seat, I can’t think. Not like Piggy.” (78)
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“Things are breaking up. I don’t understand why. We began well: we were happy. And then –“ (82)
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“We’ve got to talk about this fear and decide there’s nothing in it. I’m frightened myself, sometimes; only that’s nonsense…The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.” (82)
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“You have doctors for everything, even the inside of your mind. You don’t really mean that we got to be frightened all the tie of nothing? Life is scientific, that’s what it is…I know there isn’t no beast – not with claws and all that, I mean – but I know there isn’t fear, either…Unless we get frightened of people.” (84)
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“Maybe there is a beast…What I mean is…maybe it’s only us…We could be sort of…” (89)
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“What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? What’s grownups going to think? Going off – hunting pigs – letting fires out – and now!” (91)
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“If I blow the conch and they don’t come back; then we’ve had it. We shan’t keep the fire going. We’ll be like animals. We’ll never be rescued” – Ralph … “If you don’t blow, we’ll soon be animals anyway. I can’t see what they’re doing but I can hear.” – Piggy (92)
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“I’m scared of him and that’s why I know hm. If you’re scared of someone you hat him but you can’t stop thinking about him. You kid yourself he’s all right really, and’ then when you see him again; it’s like asthma an’ you can’t breathe. I tell you what. He hates you too, Ralph.” (93)
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“Conch! Conch! We don’t need the conch any more. We know who ought to say things. What good did Simon do speaking, or Bill, or Walter? It’s time some people knew they’ve got to keep quiet and leaving deciding things to the rest of us.” (102)