“From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.”
“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies
I suppose the reading of certain books during our time spent in high school
lit classes is all a part of the adolescent right of passage.
Most folks my age read such books as Animal Farm, Catcher in the Rye,
A Farewell to Arms, The Old Man and the Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Crucible,
1984 (yes published in 1949 and I read it long before 1984),
The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men…the list goes on and on.
Some books I enjoyed.
Some books I loathed.
Some books left me unsettled.
Lord of the Flies was just one such book.
No happy ending there.
It was a tale…
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