In the Lord of the Flies, the boys are challenged when their plane crashes and they have to survive on a deserted island. To survive the boy’s find it necessary to establish a leader in the beginning. The boys face many of challenges throughout the whole book because of their lack of respect for their leader. Ralph, the stories leader, struggles to lead because of Jack, who opposes Ralph’s view of what needs to be in order to survive. Jack in turn, reverts to savagery and only wants to hunt and have fun. Whether the leader is good or evil, he or she needs to be assertive, be able to take action, and think about the “long-term”.
What makes a good team? A responsible leader who can manage the team well. That’s absolutely correct. What if the leader is excellent but the members don’t follow rules and ignore the leader’s instructions, can such team achieve success? Definitely not. In a broader view, societies are exactly the same. If a society is lacking good individuals, it cannot be good.
Leadership can come in many forms, whether that be through a well known figure or simply an everyday person. I managed to see leadership in the novel The Lord Of The Flies (LOTF). Leadership can have many qualities, but the most important qualities of a leader are being mature, responsible, and always sticking to the task at hand. In LOTF Ralph shows these traits, which is why I believed he was the best leader within the novel.
In society, there are often people who acquire strong leadership qualities and understand what it means to be a favorable leader. Other times, there are people who have strong qualities to lead, but they do not understand how to be a favorable leader and create a safe and comfortable environment for those following them. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the characters of Ralph and Jack arise as two different leaders who bear strong characteristics and they both seek power on the island. The boys become leaders in their own ways, creating individual environments that prioritize different matters, all while trying to work towards their rescue off the island.
Humans are a sophisticated and advanced race, one which possess the ability to affect their environment, and one another, in significant and often destructive ways. War is a catastrophic event created by humans, who upon creating it neglect to comprehend its far-reaching effects. The novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, places a group of prepubescent males into one of these situations. After an evacuation aircraft crash-lands, the boys are left upon a deserted island to manage and fend for themselves. As Golding details the trials and tribulations of the young men on the island, it becomes increasingly apparent that the children respect authority and require an organized leadership. The failure to manifest such a system will result in a de-evolution into savagery.
“‘The rules!’ shouted Ralph. ‘You’re breaking the rules!’ ‘Who cares?’ Ralph summoned his wits: ‘Because the rules are the only thing we’ve got!’” (91). In Lord of the Flies, Ralph says this to Jack at one of their assemblies, after having berated the boys for neglecting the shelter building and the signal fires. Ralph’s leadership is built on these rules, and Jack’s breaking of them causes an ideological conflict between them which eventually leads to Ralph’s loss of power among the group. He tries to create a just and orderly society to fulfill their needs and allow them to be rescued, but the boys eventually find Jack’s churlish lethargy and excess to be more desirable. Desirable, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, can be
Many people have many different views on what a leader is. Leaders vary from team captain to the President of the United States. Of course, the leadership skills a team captain have are much different from those of the President of the United States. In the book, Lord of the Flies, leadership skills show through many of the characters. Boys ages 6-12 years old are left to fight for their lives on an abandoned island after their plane crashes. At this age, some of the boys may think they deserve this position, but the boy with the best leadership skills needs obtain it for the good of the group. The characteristics of a leader in Lord of the Flies vary from being a good public speaker, to being brave and to being willing to listen to the others opinions.
There are many different qualities when it comes to leadership. Everyone has a different idea of a true leader, and sometimes leaders are naturally selected without a choice. In the world today society puts a huge amount of pressure on their leaders, and people who possess major power are always living on the edge of danger because if they make a wrong decision they will face major consequences. In William Golding’s book Lord of the Flies the leaders must decide between what is right and what is wrong. Because their are no adults with the children on the island, they start to establish rules and customs like adults would. Jack and Ralph, the two main characters, are both willing and able to lead the tribe, but their beliefs on leadership
What qualities make an or break a good leader? History would define leaders by being decisive, passionate, approachable and courageous. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows that like in many civilized countries there is a need for a leader to make decisions that best represents the people. Even in the extreme case in Lord of the Flies being on a deserted island; democracy and a leader are necessary to survive. Ralph exhibits being wise and prudence as Ralph displays the innate characteristic of sensibility when he decides to build shelters for survival and create a signal fire on top of the mountain. Ralph establishes himself as the best leader as he is democratic opposite to his counterpart. He exhibits this when he declares the holding of the conch as the right to speak during their assemblies. Ralph demonstrates one of the most challenging qualities of being a good leader; courage. Ralph demonstrates the characteristic of being courageous when he and the “biguns” are searching for the “beastie” in Castle Rock. In the novel Lord of the Flies, there is a competitiveness for power, although one emerges as the best leader on the island. Ralph is the best leader as he demonstrates the following characteristics; he is sensible, democratic, and finally courageous.
In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, a group of boys is stranded on a tropical island with no adults and no way of being rescued. The boys must survive both the harsh conditions and the others as they gradually become less civilized. Each person has a different personality and traits that truly create who they are. Ralph is the leader of the group and shows his dominance and sensibility in several ways. He is the chief of the group and is dominant over the others creating a large influence on the boys. Ralph also used his sensible thought process to evaluate the situation and decide what actions to take. He saw the urgency of getting rescued so he assigned everyone the task to create a signal fire to aid rescuers when they come near. Ralph was very dominant over the group and was sensible when he used his endless efforts to keep everyone level-headed and focused.
In society, there are often people who have strong leadership qualities and understand what it means to be a good leader. Other times, there are people who have strong qualities to lead, but they do not understand how to be a good leader and create a safe and comfortable environment for those following them. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the characters of Ralph and Jack arise as two different leaders who have strong characteristics and they both seek power on the island. The boys become leaders in their own ways, creating individual environments that prioritize different things all while trying to work towards their rescue to get off the island.
There are certain qualities needed to be a good leader. William Golding wrote Lord Of The Flies the leader named Ralph who lead a group of the boys who were stranded on an island because of the plane crash.. The boys selected Ralph, by a raise of hands, over his opponent, Jack. Ralph was a better leader choice, over jack, because of this better thinking, ability to prioritize and selfless personality.
Leaders come in all different shapes and sizes, they come out whenever they are needed, and try their best to do what’s best for the group. They show different strengths and abilities depending on the task at hand. They have the ability to build a safe and comforting environment for their following, and create a culture through their shared strengths.
Leadership is very important. Without leadership the world would be chaos. We all need rules and guide lines to keep us safe (even though some of us might not like it). The novel Lord of the Flies is an example of leadership and how it would be without it. In Lord of the Flies this group of boys are in an airplane that gets shot down. Which they end up on an island. They come together and decide on a leader. They most picked Ralph over Jack.
What qualities make someone a good leader? In Lord of the Flies who demonstrates this role of being a leader, and how is it being displayed? A leader is someone who has the ability to take control and charge of a group. A leader is there to guide, manage, and provide assistance to a group in a specific situation. In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, the character of Ralph is a good leader. He displays specific characteristics that define a good leader. By possessing the ability to show initiative, responsibility, courage and determination on the island, transforms him into the remarkable leader he is. Without Ralph’s leadership skills, the boys may have not been able to survive during their time on the island.