*Abhik Maiti,

Pursuing M.A in English,

University of Calcutta.

M.A in History.

Diploma in Tagore Literature.

Diploma in Fine Arts.

**Deep Naskar,

Pursuing M.A in English,

University of Calcutta.

 

Abstract:

The Raft of the Medusa (French: Le Radeau de la Méduse) is an oil painting of 1818–1819 by the French Romantic painter and lithographer ThéodoreGéricault (1791–1824). Completed when the artist was 27, the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It is an over­life­size painting that depicts a moment from the aftermath of the wreck of the French naval frigate Méduse.  According to critic Jonathan Miles, the raft carried the survivors “to the frontiers of human experience. At least 146 men and one woman—were piled onto a hastily built raft after Medusa ran aground on a sandbank off the West African coast, near the present day Mauritania. Crazed, parched and starved, the survivors slaughtered mutineers, ate their dead companions and killed the weakest.” After 13 days, on 17 July 1816, the raft was rescued by the Argus by chance—no particular search effort was made by the French for the raft. By this time only 15 men were still alive; the others had been killed or thrown overboard by their comrades, cannibalized brutally, died of starvation, or thrown themselves into the sea in despair. (Wikipedia)

A Critical Evaluation Of The Lawless Utopia Proposed By Golding’s The Lord Of The Flies And The Gta Games.

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