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Quote #1

[Ralph] […] looked at the water with bright, excited eyes. (1.54)

At first, the island has the exciting prospect of a land undiscovered.

Quote #2

[Piggy] wiped his glasses and adjusted them on his button nose. The frame had made a deep, pink V on the bridge. (1.58)

Piggy’s glasses are an essential part of him and his identity.

Quote #3

Within the diamond haze of the beach something dark was fumbling along. Ralph saw it first, and watched till the intentness of his gaze drew all eyes that way. (1.184)

The boys start to learn about each other based on first impressions. This is actually a good way for us (as the readers) to get a sense of the characters as well. Check out these early passages where we meet the boys for the first time.

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