Lord of the Flies

How does nature react to the boys' attempt at civilization?

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The early chapters of the novel, the island itself resembles the Garden of Eden from Genesis, with its picturesque scenery, abundant fruit, and idyllic weather. Accordingly, the boys are symbolically linked to Adam and Eve before the fall. The scar down the side of the mountain was caused by the plane crash and represents the violence inflicted on the island by the boys' arrival. Ultimately the boys completely destroy nature on the island by setting the whole place on fire.