(a brief description of what the island in “Lord of the Flies”, may look like.)
“between the scar and the sea. There, too, jutting into the lagoon, was the platform, with insect-like figures moving near it.” (39)
“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.” (13)
“his eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags up toward the moun- tain. This part of the beach was nearer the mountain than any other that they had seen.” (33)
4) site were Ralph and Piggy find the conch
“Ralph had stopped smiling and was pointing into the lagoon. Some-
thing creamy lay among the ferny weeds.
“No. A shell.” (18)
5) Forest Where Fire Happened
“The pile was so rotten, and now so tinder-dry, that whole limbs yielded passionately to the yellow flames that poured upwards and shook a great beard of flame twenty feet in the air. For yards round the fire the heat was like a blow, and the breeze was a river of sparks. Trunks crumbled to white dust.” (56)
6) The Conch Location
“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.” (10)
7) fruit tree
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, where the least energetic could find an easy if unsatisfying meal.
8) coral 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. The coral was scribbled in the sea as though a giant had bent down to reproduce the shape of the island in a flowing chalk line but tired before he had f inished. Inside was peacock water, rocks and weeds showing as in an aquarium; outside was the dark blue of the sea. The tide was running so that long streaks of foam tailed away from the reef and for a moment they felt that the boat was moving steadily astern (Golding 38).
“Where the pink cliffs rose out of the ground there were often narrow tracks winding upwards. They could edge along them, deep in the plant world, their faces to the rock“(Golding 34).
”Jack pointed down. “That’s where we landed.” 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“ (Golding 39).
11) Shape of the island
“It was roughly boat-shaped: humped near this end with behind them the jumbled descent to the shore.”
“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.”
“faced by the brute obtuseness of the ocean, the miles of
division, one was clamped down, one was helpless, one was condemned” (Golding 158).
14) is an island
“This an island. At least I think it’s an island. That’s a reef out in the sea” (Golding 7).