Xavier Edwards
12/9/2012 12:08:01 am

Xaver Edwards (the last comment was'nt supposed to send)
12/9/2012 12:17:44 am

I think the impact o the description is telling the underlying how Ralf starts to realize this island is not as nice and as safe as he once thought and how Jack and his followers still feel. The way Golding describes the rock castle shows that the island has bad sides to it. He uses the words chasms and narrow neck, all of which can be used to describe something bad.

Alexsis Powell
12/9/2012 04:44:58 am

I agree with Xavers ideas on how the personification showed that this island was not all good like they though when they first arrived.

Shannon Barrett
12/16/2012 05:30:37 am

I agree with Xavier, Ralph has realized that the island isn't safe and nice, and Jack and the others still haven't realized that the island may not be safe.

Karina Zhao
12/9/2012 05:05:17 am

Golding's personification of the island on page 105, is showing how Ralph's original perspective of the place has changed. "He [Ralph] was surrounded on all sides by chasms of empty air...He paused on the narrow neck and looked down. Soon, in a matter of centuries, the sea would make an island of the castle. On the right hand was the lagoon, troubled by the open sea; and on the left-" As Xavier said, the way Golding describes the "castle" gives the island a negative aspect, along with his choice of words [chasms of empty air, narrow neck, etc.]. At first, Ralph saw the island as a peaceful, and safe environment, but now he becomes aware of the realization that it isn't as fun as he once thought it to be.

Gianni Jannke
12/9/2012 07:04:28 am

Karina has some great points about Ralph's change in point of view on the island itself.

Leah Sheltry
12/9/2012 07:55:52 am

I agree with Karina. The island may have been peaceful in the beginning, but now it's really just a free-for-all.

Olivia Lyon
12/10/2012 10:05:07 am

I agree with karina and Xavier because golding's description of the rock castle does give it a negative effect, as does chasms and narrow neck. Therefore, as karina stated, this description displays the changes in which the island has undergone with the change of reality.

Nicole Reinschmidt
12/9/2012 08:18:37 am

I think the way the author described the island was meant to make his readers feel as Ralph felt: vulnerable, and like the island was alive and eating away at them. "He was surrounded on all sides by chasms of empty air. There was no where to hide." While Ralph went looking for the beast, I could almost feel how spooky it would be, to be alone and exposed to the eyes of something in the trees. The way Golding described it, the island felt alive and kind of dangerous. It wasn't such a paradise anymore. "Soon, in a matter of centuries, the sea would make an island of the castle." I think this sentence was meant to produce an image of timelessness, and how eventually, most of the island would be gone, with the sea eating away at it. Maybe this made Ralph feel like eventually, they'll be gone. And with the monster on their mind, nothing seemed all that welcoming anymore.

Morgan Wicken
12/9/2012 08:44:24 am

There were many different instances of personification about the "caslte" on page 105. i Think that the point of the personification was to keep the readers interested. It talked about how the wave of the side of the cliff was like a stupendous creature breathing. By comparing the tides to a "stupendous creature" is was almost mysterious and it made you want to read. So its impact was i made you want to know what was going to happen next.

Eric McCracken
12/10/2012 06:46:29 am

I agree with Morgan about how Golding's descriptions made the reader wonder what was coming next. His descriptions of the castle made me feel like something bad was going to unexpectedly occur.

Victoria Paradise
12/12/2012 05:37:46 am

I think Golding used personification on page 105 to show Ralph's change in opinion about the island, and the state of the boys' relationship. When they first landed there, even though they were torn away from the only world they had ever known, they had felt safe. Now they're scared of the beast, and even them selves. When they landed on the island and for a while after, the boys live in peace with each other for the most part, but now, conflicts are arising and they are being torn apart. When Golding said the sea will make an island out of the castle, it is symbolic of the boys' current state of mind, and relationship with each other. Both are crumbling.

Sam Henry
12/12/2012 05:52:59 am

I agree with Victoria. I think the boys lives are crumbling.


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