This way, whichever decision is made should not only be beneficial for the time being, but beneficial in the future as well. Analysis: The boys are sacrificing pig heads to a beast. It is seen in the novel, that in order to become an effective leader, one must possess the qualities of responsibility, determination, teamwork and logical thinking. This is in contrast to Jack's attitude, who can only see his weaknesses. But I tell you smoke is more important than the pig, however often you kill one. For example, we can see that Ralph was logical, but lacked the ability to make quick decisions.
Ralph as the leader on the island shows much initiative. Over time, Ralph starts to lose his power of organized thought, such as when he struggles to develop an agenda for the meeting but finds himself lost in an inarticulate maze of vague thoughts. Both Ralph and Jack use what little time they have to lead the boys in the direction they think is best, however their methods are pretty much opposite to each other. Ralph also takes the responsibility to set a strict set of appropriate rules for the boys on the island. A leader is there to guide, manage, and provide assistance to a group in a specific situation. He has a sense of entitlement, borne out of his days as head chorister.
In the essay, the characteristics of three of them will be discussed, as well as the indication for aggressive Jack among them to be advancing more rapidly toward savagery than the other boys. Both leaders, Jack and Ralph, experience leading the group in their own style, which is similar in their desire for control yet different pertaining to their leadership qualities and their objectives while on the island. In Lord of the Flies who demonstrates this role of being a leader, and how is it being displayed? In William Golding's, The Lord of the Flies, he brilliantly tells a story of life and death and everything in between. Gradually, things descend more violently with the children looking to kill the beast that lives in the heart of the jungle. At these meetings a sense of order is instilled because the boys have to wait until they hold the conch to speak. This is seen as Ralph uses Piggy's idea for the conch to gathers the boys together in order to Dean 2 express ones ideas or opinions Golding 12. Ralph's capacity for leadership is evident from the very beginning he is the only elected leader of the boys.
Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. To start with, Ralph processes the good qualities which include leadership, rational thinking and sensitive mind. He feels both loathing and excitement over the kill he witnessed. The ability to have this kind of power, for Jack, turns him into being obsessive with being the leader of the tribe. Analysis: Jack fears killing the pig in chapter 1, a fear he overcomes as he sheds civilization and adopts the way of the savage.
His main focus throughout the book is getting rescued and he puts much emphasis on this. It was a place where they did not have to follow the rules of the adults. Jack was having trouble finding a pig to kill He decided to take some of the children in his group to go hunting with him Jack had enough help with him making it easier for him to make a trap big enough to capture a pig Jack uses his group to help him go hunting Instead of jack going alone he takes the twins with him so they can help him capture the pig The job gets done faster when Jacks group helps him with the hunting What comes to mind? Ralph, the Elected Leader The character that represents elected leadership is Ralph. Many different perspectives can also be considered. He understands the importance of keeping the fire burning, unlike Jack. He should have been happy but instead he was thinking about all the evil that persists in all people.
Despite his size and strength, Ralph shows no signs of wanting to dominate others and is preoccupied with being rescued. In short, the adults, who are at war, are no less savage than the boys. They reach a thin walkway that leads to a hill scattered with small caves. Ralph and Jack both have different qualities and beliefs that define each of them completely and at times make them both alike in many ways. As a leader, Ralph possesses the quality of responsibility.
Why things are what they are? Jack does not treat the boys with dignity as Ralph does. This judgement seems strangely out of place, however, in a place which has been stripped of laws and a moral code. Piggy, the Background Leader The final leadership type is background leadership. Jack: A Deadly Competition When it came time to choose a Chief for the island, Jack never guessed there would be any competition. Quote: Startled, Ralph realized that the boys were falling still and silent, feeling the beginnings of awe at the power set free below them. When the events burst out one by one in chapter one to three, we can discover the contrast between Ralph… 1432 Words 6 Pages A leader is someone who directs or guides a group.
In Lord of the Flies, Ralph demonstrates many traits that would be considered good leadership. Ralph as the leader on the island shows much initiative. They start to develop this trait in order to become a crucial leader. For example, Ralph builds the huts even though he dislikes the work, in contrast to the other boys who go off to play whenever they dislike doing important tasks. At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. These characteristics all make him the great leader he is.
As a result, Piggy's leadership goes through Ralph. Though Ralph at first disliked Piggy he comes to tolerate him and appreciates the usefulness of his intellect. He fantasizes about bathing and grooming. Golding is showing that even the best of us have something within else, that's a weakness and if its not controlled can get worse. Then any interpretation you like. Listening to others, and not making major decisions by himself, he could have been viewed as weakness by the other boys By taking on the masculine tribal role of hunter-gatherer, Jack presents himself to the other boys as brave and strong. If this isn't an island we might be rescued straight away.
Analysis: What small semblance of civility Jack had has been obliterated by his hunting mask. Jack's tribe is much more united than Ralph's and endures until the end of the novel. To begin with in the start of the novel, Piggy is the only reason a calling can be reached to the other school boys to gather as he points out the use of the conch. Ralph thinks he can wrestle power back from Jack by reminding the hunters that they have no shelter. He believes that if everyone contributes by taking on one of the roles for survival, the entire group will benefit and hopefully be saved. When he creates his own tribe they construct a fort in less time than it took Ralph to build the huts on the beach.