Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, what does the island look like?     

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In his novel Lord of the Flies, Golding describes the island that the boys land on at length. The climate is clearly tropical; there are many different fruit trees that the boys use as a source of food. The beaches are also "fledged with palm trees," which produce many coconuts that lay scattered on the beach. 

The island itself hosts a coral reef, which keeps the water in the bay still and calm. As a result, the boys are able to fish and find small crustaceans to eat as well. Beyond the beach is a wide swathe of forest lands, which hosts the wild pigs that become a main motivator and source of conflict between Jack and Ralph

In the middle of the forest is a mountain, which is covered in "pink granite." It is on this mountain that the boys believe the beast lives. 

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