Lord of the Flies

Good post. Do you think Hobbes was right? Golding seemed to think so.

Jerkey, please answer the question. Otherwise I will do it for you. :slight_smile:

This is a good point. We have children conditioned to fit into a large set of rules, thrown into a scary situation wheere there are nor rules and they are now the authorities, free to make up rules and behave according often to fear in a new situation. This is not animal nature but a peculiarly human situation. Animals know their environments and how to get food and how to work in groups, if they are that kind of animal. You cannot tear away their culture and see what happens in the same way you can with humans.

We domesticate animals and “tear away their original cultures”.