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Lord of the Flies

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"Still"

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Ralph climbed on to the platform carefully. The coarse grass was still worn away where the assembly used to sit; the fragile white conch still gleamed by the polished seat. Ralph sat down in the grass facing the chief's seat and the conch. Piggy knelt at his left, and for a long minute there was silence.

What effect does the repetition of the word "still" have in the passage below?

A

It places emphasis on the lack of movement and shows how peaceful the assembly area has become now that the others are gone.

B

It shows that, in spite of the disintegration of the group and the terrible night they have just endured, the fundamental order of the island remains intact.

C

It reinforces just how little time has passed since the last time the boys met to discuss their concerns and the brutal murder of their friend, Simon.

D

A & B

E

B & C