“Lord of the Flies” – Island Description

1.) Site where Ralph and Piggy find the conch

“little breezes crept over the polished waters beneath the haze of heat. When these breezes reached the platform the palm fronds would whisper, so that spots of blurred sunlight slid over their bodies or moved like bright, winged things in the shade” (Golding 17-18).

2.) Beach

“The shore was fledged with palm trees. These stood or leaned or reclined against the light and their green feathers were a hundred feet up in the air” (Golding 10).

3.) Platform

“Here the beach was interrupted abruptly by the square motif of the landscape; a great platform of pink granite thrust up uncompromisingly through forest and terrace and sand and lagoon to make a raised jetty four feet high” (Golding 13).

4.) Fruit Trees

“He picked his way up the scar, passed the great rock where Ralph had
climbed on the first morning, then turned off to his right among the trees.
He walked with an accustomed tread through the acres of fruit trees” (Golding 77).

5.) Fire

“we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire” (Golding 51).

6.) Lagoon

“banked sand inside the lagoon so that there was a long, deep pool
in the beach” (Golding 14).

7.) Stream

“[while on the mountain, Jack says] and bathing water in that little stream along there” (Golding 47).

8.) Island shape

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

9.) Pig Trails

“They were in the beginnings of the thick forest, plonking with weary feet on a track, when they heard the noises—squeakings—and the hard strike of hoofs on a path. As they pushed forward the squeaking increased till it became a frenzy. They found a piglet caught in a curtain of creepers…” (Golding 40).

10.) Coral Reef

“the white surf flinked on a coral reef, and beyond that the open sea was dark blue” (Golding 10).