Lord Of The Flies, By William Golding

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The Meaning of Leadership It is very commonly stated that there are two types of people in this world: leaders and followers. A leader is someone who is brave, or good at divulging the bravery of others. A leader is someone who is relaxed, or able to bring serenity into a time of chaos. Most importantly, a leader is persuasive and able to provide people with the direction needed to achieve the task at hand. Unfortunately, these are not qualities that one can simply decide to possess. People are not followers simply because they choose to be, but because they do not have what it takes to be anything more. Although many people will try to rise above and lead others, there are only a select few that will succeed. Unfortunately, identifying a true leader can be just as difficult as being one. Quite often, a person will choose a leader based on familiarity or a set of qualities that they believe that a leader should have. In “Lord of the Flies,” Golding had the boys choose Ralph as their leader for all the wrong reasons. Although the boys saw the idea of assembling all of them with the conch as a sign of good leadership, it is reviled to the reader that this wasn’t even Ralph’s idea, but Piggy’s. However, the boys were unaware of this do to their lack of concern to read into the situation more closely. The boys also choice Ralph as a leader because of his physical appearance. Unfortunately, attractiveness does not in any way apply greatness. Although Ralph was attractive and…
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