Sa Majesté des Mouches et le droit

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Sa Majesté des mouches

Sa Majesté des mouches (Lord of the Flies) est un roman de l'auteur anglais William Golding publié en 1954 qui montre la fragilité de la civilisation. Il décrit le parcours régressif d'enfants livrés à eux-mêmes. Un avion transportant exclusivement des garçons anglais issus de la haute société s'écrase durant le vol sur une île déserte. Lord of the Flies Theme of Primitivity. If well-brought-up British boys become violent savages when left without supervision, maybe people really are just violent savages, covered up in clothes and caps.

Lord of the Flies Theme of Primitivity

Or maybe just some people are violent savages (*coughRogercough*). Either way, Lord of the Flies asks us whether that primitivism is inferior—or if it's our natural and rightful state, and if it's not a little more honest than the clean, "trim" British navy, pretending to be all noble while fighting its own gruesome battles. It sounds like there's a little bit of the beast in all of us.

Oh, and did you notice that "savage" is associated with coconuts and pig-killing—i.e., the life of a Pacific Islander? Golding is a man of his time, which means he's pretty casual about the racism that elevates Anglo "civilized" superiority. Lord of the Flies: Law and Order (Middle, Literature)