Lord of the Flies Island Description

(The following of quotes are description of the Island in the Lord of the Flies)

 

1) the shape

“It was roughly boat-shaped: humped near this end with behind them the jumbled descent to the shore” (38).

 

2) the reef

“The reef enclosed more than one side of the island, lying perhaps a mile out and parallel to what they now thought of as their beach” (38)

 

3) the 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)

 

4) what covers the island

“On either side rocks, cliffs, treetops and a steep slope: forward there, the length of the boat, a tamer descent, tree-clad, with hints of pink: and then the jungly flat of the island, dense green, but drawn at the end to a pink tail” (38)

 

5)The home of the “beastie”

“They swarmed across the bridge and soon were climb- ing and shouting.”

 

6)Where the shelters are built

“The first thing we ought to have made was shelters down there by the beach.”

 

7)Mountain
“They were on the lip of a circular hollow in the side of the mountain. This was filled with a blue flower, a rock plant of some sort, and the overflow hung down the vent and spilled lavishly among the canopy of the forest. “

8) Jungle
“Trees, forced by the damp heat, found too little soil for full growth, fell early and decayed: creepers cra- dled them, and new saplings searched a way up.”

9)Lagoon

“Within the irregular arc of coral the lagoon was still as a mountain lake—blue of all shades and shadowy green and purple” (Pg. 10)

10)Where they found the conch

“Ralph had stopped smiling and was pointing into the lagoon. Something
creamy lay among the ferny weeds.” (Pg. 18)

 

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