Category Archives: Golding (William)

Miami Locker Room, Lord of the Flies

Richie Incognito may have played Jack in “Lord of the Flies” to Jonathan Martin’s Piggy.

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The Rape of John Lauber’s Locks

The high school incident where Romney forcibly cut a classmate’s hair is less “Lord of the Flies” and more “Rape of the Lock.”

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Teaching Kids to Stand Up to Bullies

Michael Gerson writes that “Lord of the Flies” gives kids a picture of the bullying they experience and “To Kill a Mockingbird” the courage to stand up to it.

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American Politics as Lord of the Flies

Recent Republican political tactics against Barack Obama have me thinking of the battle in William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.”

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Emily Dickinson’s Deathbed Fly

Okay, here is a second post on poems about small winged pests, written in honor of President Obama’s cool and cold-blooded killing of a fly. When I was a child, I used to enjoy the poem about “the funny old lady who swallowed a fly.” It is one of those repetition poems, with a new […]

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