Can you give me quotes from Lord of the Flies that describe the mountain top and the platform?For my project, I have to make a 3D model of the island with passages from the novel that describe the...

Can you give me quotes from Lord of the Flies that describe the mountain top and the platform?

For my project, I have to make a 3D model of the island with passages from the novel that describe the landmarks. I found every one but these two.

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The platform and the mountain top are both described in the first chapter of the novel. The platform is described first, early in the chapter when Ralph first sees it. I will include here the beginning and the ending of the passage so that you can locate it and then use it in its entirety for your project:

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 . . . A school of tiny, glittering fish flicked hither and thither.

The top of the mountain is described toward the end of the chapter when the boys finally complete their difficult climb. Here is the descriptive passage in its entirety:

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. The air was thick with butterflies, lifting, fluttering, settling.

Beyond the hollow was the square top of the mountain and soon they were standing on it.

Following this passage, Golding then describes the island in detail as it appears to the boys as they look down upon it from the mountain top. This description might be helpful to you, also, in your project.

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