lord of the flies setting

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1.Why does the author pay such close attention to each minuscule detail? In order to cause the reader to feel the atmosphere in its entirety, Golding uses elaborate descriptions. How does the island initially look to the boys? Like any adolescent boys, the stranded boys looked on the island with eyes of wonder and satisfaction. Yes, there was the underlying fear of never being rescued, but at first the island was a paradise, full of …

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…a metaphor for the world. The boys are trapped on the island as we are trapped on this planet. What happens there becomes a commentary on our world. The island is also described as a boat, and the boys feel they are men about to embark on an adventure. When the story closes, a boat has landed on the island. The boys' first adventure is over, but they are about to begin another. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**