Lord of the Flies (1963): Development of Rules Within an Adolescent Culture

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

23 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2006 Last revised: 29 May 2008

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Nancy B. Rapoport

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: February 11, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: law, rules, films, boys, girls, cinema, moral reasoning, Kohlberg, Gilligan, uniforms

JEL Classification: B30, D70, D71, D74, K00, K10, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Rapoport, Nancy B., Lord of the Flies (1963): Development of Rules Within an Adolescent Culture (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=949168

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