Lord of the Flies” – Island Description

(Following qoutes are based on the book.)

1.beach “The shore was fledged with palm trees.”

2. Island “we are on an island. We’ve been on the mountain-top and seen water all round.”

3.Island
“He was surrounded on all sides by chasms of empty air, nowhere to hide, even if one did not have to go on… the sea would make an island of the castle” (144).

Lagoon
“On the right hand was the lagoon, troubled by the open sea” (144) .

Sea
“That is a reef out in the sea” (2).

(the following are quotes based of Lord of the Flies)

The lagoon/ pool that Ralph swam in on the first chapter
“But the island ran true to form and the incredible pool, which clearly was only invaded by the sea at high tide, was so deep at one end as to be
dark green” (14)


2. The beach

“The tide was low and there was a strip of weed-strewn beach that was almost as firm as a road” (33)
3. Mountain cliff/rocks

“…his eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags up toward the mountain.
This part of the beach was nearer the mountain than any other that
they had seen.”(33)

1) Sea

“That is a reef out in the sea”(2).

2) Lagoon

“On the right hand was the lagoon, troubled by the open sea”(144).

3) Island

“He was surrounded on all sides by chasms of empty air, nowhere to hide, even if one did not have to go on… the sea would make an island of the castle” (144).

4) Beach

“Here the beach was interrupted abruptly by the square motif of the landscape; a great platform of pink granite thrust uncompromisingly through forest and terrace and sand and a lagoon to make a raised jetty four feet high. The top of this was covered with a thin layer of soil and coarse grass”(6).

5) Mountain

“His eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags up toward the mountain.
This part of the beach was nearer the mountain than any other that
they had seen.”(33)

3) Scar

“Beyond falls and cliffs there was a gash visible in the trees; there were
the splintered trunks and then the drag, leaving only a fringe of palm
between the scar and the sea” (39)

Mountains 
“…his eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags up toward the mountain. This part of the beach was nearer the mountain than any other that they had seen.”(33)

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