February 04, 2023

The Sopranos, William Golding, and Contemporary America

Let me repeat what I wrote at the end of the previous post:
All of America, young or old, is a case of Lord of the Flies. Or to take another allegory, which I've talked abt before, The Sopranos. In this TV series, as it plays out, the only purpose in living is to acquire money and material goods, and to beat out the competition. By the end, the 'brothers' are killing each other off, eating each other alive (despite their constant hugging of each other). Is this not a very close description of contemporary America? And in both cases, there is no way of arresting this pattern. Rather, the system has to die.