Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Please provide a detailed analysis of the most important quotes in Lord of the Flies relating to the theme of nature, including use of literary language.

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Beyond the platform there was more enchantment. Some act of God—a typhoon perhaps, or the storm that had accompanied his own arrival—had banked sand inside the lagoon so that there was a long, deep pool in the beach with a high ledge of pink granite at the further end.

Nature on the island is first depicted as compellingly beautiful. Ralph encounters a tropical paradise as he comes to the lagoon with its warm purple, blue, and green water and strips naked to swim in it, like a child of nature or Adam in the Garden of Eden. This passage, which is longer than the short excerpt above, is worth looking at fully. It is filled with lyrical (emotionally infused) imagery—description using the five senses—that conveys the intense loveliness of this deserted spot. Ralph thinks in terms of his own culture, too, as he views the lagoon for the first time, tying it to ideas of enchantment and God.

The first rhythm that they became used to was the slow swing from dawn to quick dusk. They accepted...

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