Margaret Herzog Lord Of The Flies Analysis
points, that makes a good leader.
A leader needs to be aware of his surroundings . Ralph was aware of the need to get a fire started, build shelter, and find food. He listens to the group not just dismissing them. Ralph was aware of the littluns fears and tried to help. “A storm of laughter arose even the tiniest child joined in”, Golding, 2006, p.21). Ralph was aware of what he said, and attempted to fix it. Jack was the same way, but more radical. He was aware of the situation around him, but failed to keep his group up to speed. “They’re off bathing, eating, or bathing”, ( Golding,2006, p.51).The quote above is a perfect example, of Ralph’s unawareness of what going in the ranks.
“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership”, Colin Powell. You can not respect a leader that lacks confidence. To have other respect your position, be confident. Ralph lack confidence in strenuous situation, when thing got rough. “ You're always scared yah-fatty”,( Golding, 2006, p.45). If Ralph had been more confident in leading, this quote might not of even been heard.
All groups need a good leader, one that is aware, confident, and decisive. Both Ralph and Jack lacked in areas, or held the advantage in one category, on another. Though we look at three things that makes a leader,…