LOTF- Morality Podcast



Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. Penguin, 1983.

James, Wendy. Personal interview. 8 Nov. 2017.

Rosenfield, Claire. “‘Men of a Smaller Growth’: A Psychological Analysis of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.” Literature and Psychology 11.4 (1961): 93-101.

The rest of the group, however, shifts its allegiance to Jack because he has given them meat rather than something useless like fire.

Crosser, Sandra. “Emerging morality: How children think about right and wrong.” Excelligence Learning Corporation. http://www. earlychildhood. com/articles/index. cfm (2014).

Gilligan’s point can be seen in children’s free play. When boys are confronted with a conflict involving fairness they tend to argue it out or take their ball and go home. On the other hand, girls faced with conflict over fairness will try to resolve the issue through compromise. But if compromise fails, girls will generally change the activity rather than disband the group (Cyrus, 1993).

Service, Indo-Asian News. “Herd Mentality: Even Kids Know to Agree with the Majority.”

These results indicate that children as young as age three and four are able to recognise and trust a consensus. In addition, young children are good at remembering who was and was not a part of the majority group, said a Harvard release.

Baumrind, Diana. “Parental disciplinary patterns and social competence in children.” Youth & Society 9.3 (1978): 239-267

How Piggy had no parents, so he was really shy and did everything that the other boys did to fit in with the group.

“Peer Pressure in Preschool Children.” Max Planck Society,

Of 18 children 12 conformed to the majority at least once, if they had to say the answer out loud.