I sent this to Cecil too, but as I’m more likely to get a response this way, I’ll ask the board.
I saw King Lear tonight, and I recognised the line, “As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport”, from another work of literature. It was quoted in the opening pages. I just can’t remember the book or author. I can’t even remember if it was a play or novel, although I think it was a novel.
Can you please reply if you’ve seen this elsewhere.
I’m aware of the connection to Lord of the Flies, but this was a direct quotation.