The Island of Equal Rights and Freedom in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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We all want to live in a world where we have freedom, rights, opinions and democracy gives us that. In the book Lord of the Flies, Ralph’s democratic leadership style is much better than Jack’s dictator leadership style because everyone has equal rights and that is fair. Firstly, Ralph gives everyone on the island a chance to express their opinion and contribute. Secondly, getting rescued is the most important thing for Ralph. Last but not least, Jack is very self centered and selfish. He is rude and inconsiderate. He doesn’t care about anyone but himself. Ralph gives everyone on the island equal rights and freedoms. Ralph makes everyone feel worthy but Jack makes almost everyone feel useless. Firstly, Ralph lets everyone on the island…show more content…
“Rescue? Yes, of course! All the same, I’d like to catch a pig first,” (54) says Jack to Ralph. Later, Jack puts out the fire so he can have more hunters for his hunt. During that period, a ship passes by but there was no smoke signal because of Jack. The boys could’ve been rescued. Secondly, Ralph also cares a lot about keeping the fire going since this is the only way the boys can get rescued. Keeping the fire going is Ralph’s primary objective. “So long as your hunters remember the fire,” (54) says Ralph to Jack. This shows that Ralph cares about other things too but keeping the fire going is always on the back of his mind. Therefore, getting rescued is the most important priority for Ralph because he has a positive attitude towards it, he takes a lot of responsibility for the fire and mostly because he knows it is important. Jack is a horrible leader because he is a self centered, selfish prick. He is very rude to others and very inconsiderate about others feelings. Firstly, Jack has been very rude to Piggy since the boys got on the island. He broke one side of Piggy’s glasses knowing Piggy can barely see without them. “I got have them specs. Now I only got one eye. Jus’ you wait,” (76) says Piggy to Jack. Later that night, Jack refuses to give Piggy meat because he didn’t hunt but he gives meat to Simon who also did not hunt. Secondly, Jack does not care about the lil’uns. He tortures them with his words by scaring them and that spreads fear
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