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Lord of the Flies: Perfect Christmas Gift

Recently, I wrote about how Lord of the Flies had become the perfect allegory for U.S. politics and for the reporting of the presidential election. Now, Matthew Whittle, in The Conversation, argues that Lord of the Flies makes a perfect Christmas gift for 2016 as:

‘it, in many ways, speaks directly to the world of 2016, where austerity, the refugee crisis, Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump have emboldened nationalist fervour and stoked societal fragmentation.’

Whittle’s article is worth reading in full for its illuminating comparison of the novel to current global events and his conclusion that Lord of the Flies,for readers in 2016, remains both an urgent warning and an invocation.’