“Lord of the Flies” – Island Description

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

2.) Scar

“All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat”

3. 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. “

4) The shape

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

 5) 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”

6) 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 jungle flat of the island, dense green, but drawn at the end to a pink tail”.

7The home of the “beastie”

“They swarmed across the bridge and soon were climbing and shouting.”

8Where the shelters are built

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


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

10Site where Ralph and Piggy find the conch

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

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