Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is about a group of British school boys stranded on a deserted island who must fend for themselves. In chapter 1, the reader is introduced to Ralph and Piggy, two main characters in the book. In fact, when the boys ultimately break into factions, Ralph becomes the leader of one group.
Their first view of the island comes in that first chapter, when they want to get a better look at their surroundings. The author writes:
Ralph disentangled himself cautiously and stole away through the branches. In a few seconds the fat boy’s grunts were behind him and he was hurrying toward the screen that still lay between him and the lagoon. He climbed over a broken trunk and was out of the jungle.
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...
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