Lord of the Flies
"The Island" The island symbolizes paradise.
You’ll get back to where you came from” (Golding 100) Simon tells Jack that he will get back to where he came from.
“Here at last was the imagined but never fully realized place leaping into real life” (Golding 15) When the boys crashed on the island it was perfect. But then they destroyed it.
“Maybe there is a beast…maybe its only us.” (Golding 105) Since the boys landed they have destroyed part of the island and are descending into savagery. The island is a place to fear the beast.