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1Why 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 sweet fruit endless beaches and no adults Nothing but freedom to do whatever they wanted 2How does the island look later in the afternoon The island looks dark and foreboding Shadows grow and the chill of night is creeping in Suddenly the boys begin to feel that innate longing for safety and comfort 3How does chapter three change the perception of the island The island is slowly and surely losing its appeal There is very little good left 4What does the unfriendly side of the mountain mean The unfriendly side is the area where they havent ventured It is unknown and hauntingly frightening Because their section is the side where they crashed and the side where they first came together it automatically becomes the safe haven The other side although possibly identical in appearance is the opposite of safety 6Why was Jack so determined to have a fort on the rock island On the rocks a fort would seem more protected Also Jack would undoubtedly be in charge Ralphs authority was founded on the beach and his skills would be seen as limited to there Setting The story takes place on an island somewhere in the ocean The island is described by the author as tropical and boat shaped Along the coast there are sandy beaches followed by a variety of vegetation and creepers There are also the orchards which rise up to the treeless and rocky and
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