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Lord Of The Flies Leadership Analysis

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A True Leader
A true leader is a person who takes initiative and does what is needed to lead a group of people. If they need to, they will make any sacrifices, take the ability to take control and charge of a group. Ralph displays initiative and leadership in the book, “Lord of the Flies”, by William Golding, by leading the innocent group of kids to survival.
Ralph possesses the ability to take responsibility and maintain organization on the island. He first takes leadership on the island when the kids vote to have him lead the group, he is voted as chief, "Shut up, said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things. ‘A chief! A chief!’” ( Golding, pg 22) Ralph starts to take leadership as he organizes the group with authority using the conch. Ralph does this because he knows that there is not any adults on the island to take charge. "'And another thing. We can't have everybody talking at once. We'll have to have 'Hands up' like at school.' He held the conch before his face and glanced round the mouth.' Then I'll give him the conch.''Conch?' 'That's what this thing is called. I'll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he's speaking.'"(Golding, pg 33) Ralph uses a school-like system to maintain the kids on the island. As Ralph holds organization, he is also responsible for things happening on the island.

Ralph always seems to know what is best, he takes control of the the meetings they have, building
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