The Coral Island Essays

  • Lord of the Flies and and The Coral Islands

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    of the Flies, which was written by William Golding, and The Coral Islands, which is written by R.M. Ballantyne were two books about British boys who were stuck on an island. Lord of the Flies is an imitation of The Coral Island. In Lord of the Flies the scene is set up with two boys stranded on an island from a plane crash, in which all the adults died. These boys were schoolboys that later found more boys that were stranded on the island by blowing on a conch shell. They all get together and they

  • A Comparsion of Coral Island and Lord of the Flies

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    The Coral Island and Lord of The Flies have a matching basic story but diverse things within the stories. The Coral Island, by R.M. Ballantyne, was the basic plot of the story Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. The island is the same in both books; likewise, the main characters; Jack and Ralph are the same people in both stories. Ballantyne’s story is about three British gentlemen whereas Golding’s is about boys that turn cruel and against each other. There are dissimilarities between the characters

  • The Social, Cultural, and Historical Issues in Coral Island and Lord of the Flies

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    The Social, Cultural, and Historical Issues in Coral Island and Lord of the Flies At first sight, ‘Coral Island’ seems an extremely pompous and arrogant novel. This, however, is because the book is being read from a 21st century perspective, whereas when Ballantyne wrote ‘Coral Island’ it was seen as a thoroughly enjoyable story. This is because the book was written in the 19th century, when the people of Britain felt that they had developed an organised society where humans were at their

  • Symbolism in Lord of the Flies

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    tropical island after their plane has been attacked and crashes during World War II. In the beginning, the boys like being on their own without adults. The boys separate into two groups, led by Jack and Ralph. Jack is obsessed with hunting, and he and his group pay do not pay attention. Ralph is concerned about keeping a rescue fire lit so they will have a chance to be rescued, but no one else seems too concerned about it. At least one ship passes by without noticing the boys on the island. Things

  • Reacting against Victorian optimism and to the horrors of the 20th

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    read adventure stories such as 'The Coral Island', (1858), to his children, and wondered what would really happen to children stranded on a desert island. He took the idea of an innocent experience on an island and saw it in relation to the experience of Nazism and World War Two. In 'Lord of the Flies' Golding refers twice to R.M Ballantyne's 'The Coral Island'. The writer deliberately wrote 'The Lord of the Flies' in direct contest with the 'The Coral Island'. This is known because of an unpublished

  • Struggle Between Good and Evil in William Golding's Lord of the Flies

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    struggle between the forces of good and evil. Golding's novel has a "remarkably complete and solid structure"(Kinkead-Weekes 15). With the exception of Ralf's dream, Golding' novel follows chronological order. It begins with the boys' arrival on the island. Through the chapters one to four, the tension rises between Jack and Ralf, the two leaders. The crisis is reached in chapter five, "Beast from Water", when Simon comes face to face with the personification of evil, the Lord of the Flies. The tension

  • Beelzebub

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    marooned a vacant island during an emergency evacuation. Forgetting the war-induced society they hail from the boys are compelled to assemble and form a new culture, one dissimilar from the society they originate from. Quickly after the boys are liberated from society they turn against one another in the face of an imaginary enemy. William Golding uses symbols to show the darker instinct of man and in response to the book The Coral Island where a group of boys are also marooned on an island yet live at

  • Island in Robinson Crusoe, the Coral Island and Lord of the Flies

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    Island in Robinson Crusoe, the Coral Island and Lord of the Flies Compare and Contrast the ways in which "Robinson Crusoe", "the Coral Island" and "Lord of the Flies" present and develop the experience of being marooned on a desert island. Show how the texts reflect the ideas and beliefs of its own author and the period in which it was written. In all three novels a person or a group of people are marooned on a desert/tropical island. All three crash of scupper on or near the island

  • Lord of the flies essay - excellent

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    when the boys paint their faces which hides their identity and allows them to kill and murder. The loss of a personal name personifies the loss of identity. The twins, Sam and Eric, cite a case of the loss of personal name when the others on the Coral Island begin to refer to the twins as one, samneric.

  • Barbados

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    Barbados GEOGRAPHY Barbados is the eastern most island of the Caribbean, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela (13 10 N, 59 32 W). It is considered a “Coral Island” due to its vast coral shore beaches that surround the perimeter of the island. Overall, Barbados is 430 square kilometers, with 97 kilometers being coastline area. The circumference is approximately 55 miles around, and has a pear-like shape to it. Length and width wise, Barbados is 21 miles and 13 miles

  • The Extent to Which William Golding Portrays Mankind as Being Inherently Evil

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    The Extent to Which William Golding Portrays Mankind as Being Inherently Evil Although I do not think he shows humans to be completely, irrevocably evil, I think that Golding paints an increasingly dim picture of humankind. As his faith in humanity's intrinsic good fails, Golding's foresight of a dark future for man is reflected in the colour of his metaphorical oil paints as he writes this allegorical novel. Even supposedly innocent children are shown to be incredibly sinful and the rules

  • The Lord of the Flies as Social Commentary

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    The Lord of the Flies as Social Commentary The Lord of the Flies is an ultimately pessimistic novel.  In the midst of the cold war and communism scares, this disquieting aura acts as a backdrop to the island.  The Lord of the Flies addresses questions like how do dictators come to power, do democracies always work, and what is the natural state and fate of humanity and society, getting at the heart of human nature in a very male-dominated, conflict-driven way.  The war, the plane shot down,

  • Criticism on Lord of the Flies

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    Lord of the Flies reveals Golding as the supreme revoker, the most obvious abrogator in modern literature, employing the dark discoveries of our century to disclaim the vapid innocence of its predecessor. The target is R. M. Ballantyne's The Coral Island and Golding points up the ironic contrast by lifting even the names of his boys from the earlier work. Ballantyne's book could be used as a document in the history of ideas, reflecting as it does a Victorian euphoria, a conviction that the world

  • Analysis Of The Great Barrier Reef

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    thousands of individual reefs and hundreds of islands which are occupied by around 600 types of hard and soft coral, around 1625 varieties of fish, 3000 types of molluscs, more than 30 species of whales and dolphins, just to mention a few components that make up The Great Barrier Reefs vast diversity. In order to preserve and protect the unique array of ecological communities, habitats and species of The Great Barrier Reef for future generations

  • Coral Reef Conservation in Different Oceans

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    including its specialized habitats from the melting Arctic to bleaching coral reefs” (Solnit). There are many coral reefs in different oceans around the world and they are protected in different ways. Coral Reef destruction is a huge problem and while countries are conserving reefs differently, the best way to conserve them is to have marine protected areas because it allows the habitat to reconstruct itself naturally. Coral reef destruction happens for many reasons. The primary reasons include climate

  • Coral Reef Essay

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    Coral reefs have been around for more than 400 million year ago! They found fossils around that time. Reefs are extremely ancient and are evolving “into modern reef building.” Coral reefs are very unique in there color to how many different marine life Coral reefs have a history too! I bet you didn’t know that coral reefs and sea anemones are related!? They share the same structure, the polyp. A polyp are “tiny, soft-bodied organisms related to sea anemones and jellyfish.” The structure has a mouth

  • Case Study of the Maui, Hawaii Island

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    Case study of the Maui, Hawaii Island: The Island of Maui of the Hawaiian Island is the second largest island. The Hawaiian island includes a series of coral atolls, the North-western Hawaiian Islands, and the eight main Hawaiian Islands which are Kahoolawe, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, Ni’haul, Oahu, Molokai, and Hawaii. Figure Map that shows the Hawaiian island chain. Pollutions occur from the land based sources such as runoff from agricultural fields or farming, human waste products, and sediment. When

  • Land Reclamation Of Singapore: The Advantage Of Land In Singapore

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    1820s; large-scale reclamation was only carried out in the 1960s. With continuing reclamation, Singapore will grow its land area by 5,200 hectare to cater the increase in population by 2030. Reclamation was started in 2000 at Southern Islands in order to link

  • The Importance Of The Great Barrier Reef

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    seventeen islands: Bedarra Island, Brampton Island, Daydream Island, Dunk Island, Fitztroy Island, Great Keppel Island, Green Island, Haggerstone Island, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Heron Island, Hinchinbrook Island, Lindeman Island, Lizard Island, Long Island, South Molle Island, and Whitsunday Island. Bedarra Island is located off of North Queenslands coast. There are more beaches than guests and it is the ultimate tropical island vacation escape. Brampton Island includes

  • Coral Reef Essay

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    Coral reefs are one of the most beautiful, and cherished ecosystems on Earth, and they are also highly threatened. Tourism, destructive fishing, climate change, coastal development, and other human activities, put our coral reefs in danger. Over a third of the world’s coral reefs will be gone within our lifetime. This means devastating loss in income, food, and scientific discoveries. There is still hope for the coral reefs, however bad the outlook may seem. Conservation projects in countries throughout