“Lord of the Flies” – island description

(We are mapping out the island of the novel Lord of the Flies by using the quotes you read in the novel)

1) 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)

2) 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)

3) The 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.” (77)

4) The Scar

“between the scar and the sea. There, too, jutting into the lagoon, was the platform, with insect-like figures moving near it.” (39)

5) Lagoon

“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)

6) Mountain

“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)

7) The 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 finished. 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 (38).

8) The Jungle

“All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat. He was clambering heavily among the creepers and broken trunks…”(6)

9) The Island

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

10) The 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. The top of this was covered with a thin layer of soil and coarse grass and shaded with young palm trees” (13).

11) the site of the signal fire- Slowly the silence on the mountain-top deepened till the click of the fire and the soft hiss of roasting meat could be heard clearly. Jack looked round for understanding but found only respect. Ralph stood among the ashes of the signal fire, his hands full of meat, saying nothing.


“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Narrative

Terrell Smith
English 11
3 October 2017
Mr. Barazzuol

Walter Mitty 6th dream

“He took one last drag on his cigarette and snapped it away. Then with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the Undefeated, inscrutable to the last.”
Mitty notices a man walking up behind the firing squad. He’s quite they don’t see him coming he pulls out a revolver shots fired one bullet in all the squad members heads. The inscrutable man starts to walk over towards Mitty. Mitty draws his gun the man grabs it right out of his hands and says “thank you”… the man said do you have a lighter Mitty handed it over and lit the cigarette that Mitty just gave him.

“what’s your name?” Asked Mitty

He said “Eric Erickson what are you waiting back here for?”

“The names Mitty and my wife is in the store what brings you here?”

“Out for walk and forgot my cigarettes at home” said Eric “I’m gonna head back home thanks for the talk.”

His wife walks out of the store with the stuff she needed. They get in the car and start to head home. On the way home they pass by this store with a man sneaking around back they didn’t know what it was about so they left it alone and went home. When Mitty got home he walked the dog to the park. They played at the park and the dog was so well behaved Mitty gave him one of the puppy biscuits he just bought. When he got home his wife asked him to check the mail and he saw a flier for army recruits…

222 days in enemy territory; I’ve been so deep undercover that I forgot who’s side I’m really on. My name what’s my name I know it’s Eric Erickson but before that what was my name. “Ahah!” I shouted it so loud that everyone stoped and stared at me then there was a dead silence. In my head I said to my self my name is Mitty how could I forget that such an important detail like that. It’s not like me to forget I remember everything that happens in a day then I report it back home but, today was different I got caught. I had a distraught look on my face. I was starting to panic because everyone was in pandemonium about me being a spy. A man started to walk to me and then put his hand on my shoulder he was going to stab me…

“Mitty your dinner is getting cold come eat” his wife said

“ok lets go eat” said Mitty