Lord of the Flies (1963): Development of Rules Within an Adolescent Culture
Nancy B. Rapoport
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
February 11, 2008
SCREENING JUSTICE - THE CINEMA OF LAW: SIGNIFICANT FILMS OF LAW, ORDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, Rennard Strickland, Teree E. Foster & Taunya Lovell Banks, eds., William S. Hein & Co., 2006
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-21
This essay, included in the book SCREENING JUSTICE--THE CINEMA OF LAW: Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice (Rennard Strickland, Teree E. Foster & Tauyna Lovell Banks, eds., William S. Hein & Co. 2006), discusses the development of the law in Goldman's Lord of the Flies and raises the question of whether an island populated by a mix of boys and girls - or an island populated by only girls - would have developed a different law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: law, rules, films, boys, girls, cinema, moral reasoning, Kohlberg, Gilligan, uniforms
JEL Classification: B30, D70, D71, D74, K00, K10, K40, K49Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 5, 2006 ; Last revised: May 29, 2008
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