Leadership Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Leadership in Lord of the Flies Leadership: the process in which one person can rely on and organise a group of people in order to accomplish a common task. Ralph is chosen for the position of chief by all of the boys apart from the choir, who vote for Jack in an act of "dreary obedience". The boys gravitate towards Ralph as he is the one who called them with the conch, "partly because Ralph blew it and he was big enough to be a link with the adult world of authority". Ralph was also attractive, well built and he had "a mildness about him that proclaimed no devil". He is, at the beginning of the novel, the most respectable character. What positive leadership qualities does Ralph possess? Ralph Golding writes that the intellectual
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This is extended by his promise to protect them from the beast rather than deny its existence. His prior inability to kill a pig shows that he is not entirely evil, like Roger, merely flawed. Jack is undeniably a cruel leader, but that doesn't mean he was a bad one. He may have done it for selfish reasons but he does provide the hungry group with meat. When he creates his own tribe they construct a fort in less time than it took Ralph to build the huts on the beach. Jack's tribe is much more united than Ralph's and endures until the end of the novel. Jack is inconsiderate of the feelings of others and is dismissive of the weak, for example when he says to Piggy, "shut up, fatty". Unlike Ralph he does not listen to others, " it's time some people knew they've got to keep quiet and leave deciding things to the rest of us". He also brings fear and disorder to the group when discussing the beast. Rather than join Ralph in denying its existence he says it may exist, but that he will kill it. He uses the littluns'

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