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Lord Of The Flies Ralph Character Analysis

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Do you have what it takes to be a good leader? In the novel Lord of the Flies, a fiction book, written by William Golding, there is a large group of young, British, choir school boys who end up stranded on an island with no adults to help guide them. Ralph, one of the older boys, coincidentally blew into a conch shell and gathered all of the boys together and he was chosen to be the leader. Now one of the other older boys, Jack, was outraged by the boy’s decision of Ralph as leader. He believed he was more fit to be the leader of the boys. But Ralph is way more fit to be a leader than Jack due to the fact Ralph is passionate, caring, and shares his vision for the group with all of the boys. To begin, Ralph is a better leader than Jack because Ralph is passionate about the group being rescued. A leader being passionate is a very good thing, because as it says in the article 23 Traits of a Good Leader “Passion. Whatever it is, you must have passion for what you’re doing. Live, breathe, eat and sleep your mission.” That really is what Ralph did and he was always thinking of ways to help them get rescued. Referring back to the novel when he said “ Can’t they see? Can’t they understand? Without the smoke signal we’ll die here? Look at that!” Ralph wanted more than anything to get all of the boys rescued...even Jack whom he couldn’t even stand. This just shows how he was very, and completely passionate about the group and all of them being saved. Secondly, Ralph is a better
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