Analysis Of Lord Of The Flies By William Golding Essay

1050 Words Dec 13th, 2015 5 Pages
"If you want to build a ship, don 't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ' ' -Antoine de saint- Exupery. In the story Lord of the Flies by William Golding a group of kids are stranded after their plane crashes on an uncharted island. Being far from civilization and with no adult supervision four young boys : Simon, Jack, Ralph, and Piggy have to decide who will be the best leader to help them survive. From of all the possible choices for a leader I believe Piggy would be the best choice. To be able to understand why piggy would be the best choice we need to understand why Ralph,Simon, and Jack aren 't fit for the job. For example, Jacks shows time and time again that he represents evil and violence, his dark side of human nature. Jack feels the necessity to always have control and punish those who break his rules, even though he always breaks them himself proving not to care for others. For example in the story Jack says with an arrogant tone " I ought to be chief "! (Golding,22), automatically nominating himself as a leader without caring for the safety of others. A second character that wouldn 't be a good leader is Simon. Simon wouldn 't be a good leader because he lacks confidence and doesn 't do well under pressure . Even though Simon seems to have power in some moments throughout the story, he lacks strength and courage. In my opinion I believe they saw Simon more like a…

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