Ralph In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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Who do you think should be the leader in the novel “Lord of the Flies”? Should it be Jack, Piggy, or Ralph. They all have some type of leadership quality, but Ralph deserves to be the leader in many ways. Some say that Ralph is not able to accomplish being a leader, but truth be told, I think he is the most responsible one out of the Biguns. Being a leader is making sure that everything goes smoothly and knowing what's best for the group. I feel like Ralph is capable to do all of this. Ralph had everyone's best interest and not just himself. He listens to what the boys have to say and actually cares about their opinion. Leaders also have to be intelligent. Ralph is indubitably smart. We know this because he had the idea of starting a fire to get rescued for ‘The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don’t keep a fire going?’(pg. 80). The boys are really petrified and Ralph knew that the only thing that would make them maintained is if they make shelter and he proposes ‘So, we need shelters as a sort of— Home’(pg. 52) This also shows that Ralph knows what is in need of priority. He is able to make the boys all listen to him due to the conche shell. Ralph basically formed a type of orderly government to make sure that everything is going the right way ‘We’ll have to have ’Hands up’ like at school’(pg. 33). This shows that he is natural leader and knows to get things done. Ralph thinks that all the boys should be treated equally especially Piggy since he gets pick on a lot ‘Ralph, looking with more understanding at Piggy, saw that he was hurt and crushed...Better Piggy…show more content…
We see throughout the beginning of the novel Ralph is struggling to get all the boys to help him build the shelter, and the others are still goofing around. This shows so much about how great of a leader Ralph will be and this is why he deserves to be a
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