Clare and Hannah continue their discussion of William Golding’s classic 1954 novel, Lord of the Flies. Mayhem ensues.
Timecode Guide to part 2 of our Lord of the Flies discussion:
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
“…the Rules are the only thing we’ve got!”
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
The natural state of mankind is a “war of every man against every man” and is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”
The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.”
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay.
“If Men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and the next place, oblige it to control itself.” (James Madison, Federalist No. 51)
“Powerful and Dangerous Men Are Not Angels” by Jackson Yenor
Clare is an independent author who would love it if you checked out her books! If you like exciting thrillers featuring an “everyman” hero who rises to his or her full potential in the face of peril–like our heroes Ralph, Piggy, and Simon of Lord of the Flies–you might enjoy The Keys of Death. It’s a veterinary medical thriller about a small-town animal doctor who gets tangled up in a whistle-blowing scheme against a big biotech company. Or, if you prefer shorter fiction, try Startling Figures, a collection of three paranormal stories.
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