(Chapter 2) How does Ralph describe the island and what point is Golding emphasizing?
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From the text:
“But this is a good island. We–Jack, Simon and me– we climbed the mountain. It’s wizard. There’s food and drink, and–”
“While we’re waiting we can have a good time on this island.”
“Thisisourisland. It’s a good island. Until the grownups come to fetch us we’ll have fun.”
Jack held out his hand for the conch. “There’s pigs,” he said. “There’s food; and bathing water in that little stream along there–and everything. Didn’t anyone ﬁnd anything else?”
From this description, Golden is emphasizing that the boys can survive, and that for the most part (except for the beastie) are optimisitc. At this point in thr story, the characters aren't really experiencing conflict.
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