William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies

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Nicole Fragomeli October 20, 2014 Miss. Classey Per. 6 A Chaotic Nation Imagine if Obama didn 't lead the nation. What would the world be like? The government would be a mess and most people wouldn 't have a clue on how to live their lives not knowing what 's right or wrong. Everyone has a different opinion towards different things. Some say gun laws should be banned while some say they want a gun in their house. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding there are clear aspects of leadership shown within the characterization between Jack and Ralph. "I 'm chief," said Ralph, "because you chose me. And we were going to keep the fire going. Now you run after food-" (Golding 150). There is evident conflict between the two revealed through…show more content…
Instead, he complains to the boys that they aren 't doing things right. “‘Can’t they see? Can 't they understand? Without the smoke signal we’ll all die here. Look at that!’” “‘We can 't keep more fire going. And they don 't care. And what 's more-’”(Golding 139). When the boys land on the island, there is a vote between all the boys on who should be the leader of their group. Jack felt as though he should have been leader because he was already in charge of the boys choir. “‘All right. Who wants Jack to be chief?’” “With dreary obedience the choir raised their hands” “‘Who wants me?’” “Every hand outside the choir except Piggy’s was raised immediately. Then Piggy, too, raised his hands grudgingly into the air” (Golding 23). This is the start of the first conflict between the two. Ralph is the protagonist whereas Jack is the antagonist of this novel. Throughout the book, Jack sees himself as admirable and he constantly shows off his leadership skills with his choir. At the start of the novel, we can see his disappointment that he was not elected as "chief" as for Ralph was. He is often harsh towards Ralph for this reason. However, things take a dark and violent turn when the fire burns out. Jacks true colors come out and we see him for who he really is. Their friendship reaches it’s highs and lows, however, when Jack takes complete leadership over the entire island, the

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