What is the weather like in Lord of the Flies?I have to do a project on this book and I need to know the weather. I would really appreciate it if some one could help me. Thank you

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In the novel 'Lord of the Flies' William Golding has the boys crash land on an exotic island on the other side of the world. All the way through we get references to luxuriant foliage, coconuts and sunshine so we can presume it is an island that has a fairly tropical climate. Here are some weather quotes from 'Lord of the Flies' that may help:


Chapter 1

'Ralph sat on a fallen trunk, his left side to the sun.'

Chapter 3

'amid the roar of bees in the afternoon sunlight Simon found...the fruit they could not reach'


You might like to compare the image of the bees with the title and the very different image of buzzing insects that exists at the beginning of the novel and at the end. There are lots more images which may not refer to the weather but tell us about the climate the exotic plants are thriving in. (Buds,fruits)


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