(The following are quotes based on the setting of Lord of the Flies)
the 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. The ground beneath them was a bank covered with coarse grass, torn everywhere by the upheavals of fallen trees, scattered with decaying coconuts and palm saplings”(Golding 7).
Sea and the lagoon-“Out there, perhaps a mile away, the white surf flinked on a coral reef, and beyond that the open sea was dark blue. Within the irregular arc of coral the lagoon was still as a mountain lake–blue of all shades and shadowy green and purple. The beach between the palm terrace and the water was a thin stick, endless apparently, for to Ralph’s left the perspectives of palm and beach and water drew to a point at infinity; and always, almost visible, was the heat”(Golding 10).
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”(Golding 14).
The jungle-“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. There, too, jutting into the lagoon, was the platform, with insect-like figures moving near it. Ralph sketched a twining line from the bald spot on which they stood down a slope, a gully, through flowers, round and down to the rock where the scar started”(Golding 12).
The cliff-“The most usual feature of the rock was a pink cliff surmounted by a skewed block; and that again surmounted, and that again, till the pinkness became a stack of balanced rock projecting through the looped fantasy of the forest creepers” (Golding 34).
Scar:“Behind this was the darkness of the forest proper and the open space of the scar”(Golding 4).
Site where piggy and Ralph find the conch-“Ralph had stopped smiling and was pointing into the lagoon. Something creamy lay among the ferny weeds” (Golding 18).
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, tree-tops 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 trail. There, where the island petered out in the water, was another island; a rock almost detached, standing like a fort, facing them across the green with one bold, pink bastion.” (Golding 27)
Forest + lagoon :”a great platform of pink granite thrust up uncompromisingly through forest and terrace and sand lagoon to make a raised jelly four feet high”(Golding 6)