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