Society has an evil deep within. Most don’t notice it because it is them, we are the evil, people are the evil. The Lord of the Flies novel written by William Golding was a look into the evil of society. This evil was conveyed through one specific character in the novel, Jack. Jack is a main character in the story whose personality is way different than we would expect a common 12 year old boy’s to be. He had acted very barbaric, bloodthirsty, and manipulative throughout the novel.
In William Golding 's Lord of the Flies, Jack 's ideas are more effective than Ralph 's. They are not the brightest, but they supply the littluns with gratification. Ralph 's plans would be better for older children because they are more logical and lead to the desired result in a more timely fashion. Hence, Ralph tries to dissolve the fear by telling the boys how irrational it is. He takes a more mature stance on these issues. Jack also knows that there is no beastie, but he uses their lack of knowledge to his advantage. He wants them to stay loyal and feel like they are needed in the tribe. Jack 's bravado helps keeps the littluns calm through fear. They need a higher being to look up to and be protected by. Also, they are too
Lord of the Flies teaches us to not misuse our authority by showing us how to be good leaders. Neither Jack nor Ralph could be considered a good leader, but neither one of them are necessarily a bad leader either. They each possess qualities that could make them a good leader, but they each lack a few qualities as well. Jack lead his people based on a tactic of fear and fun. It appeared that he was
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding very good leadership is shown. What makes a great leader? There’s many traits that makes a good leader but the three that are the most important are being a good communicator, being well educated, and being fearless and strong. Not just one character shows all of these traits, but 3 do, Ralph, Jack, and Piggy.
A good leader may not be the kindest person, but the thing that matters the most is how they lead their nation. A national leader is someone who is confident, strong minded, physically strong, provides protection and provides supplies for their people. In Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, Jack proves that he would make a better national leader than Ralph. Jack creates jobs and maintains them. He also provides safety for his people and he has an intelligent mindset of how to rule his people.
The dictionary definition of “to lead” is “to be in charge or command of”. If you don’t have anyone to be in charge of, you wouldn’t be considered a leader. That’s why there are more followers than leaders. You need all of those followers, in order to even have a leader. As seen in Lord of the Flies, Ralph blew the conch and was elected the leader by all of the boys, of whom he would then be in charge of. If all of those boys hadn’t come, who would Ralph lead? The rest of the boys were the followers and they are crucial to Ralph’s role as a leader. For instance, when all of the boys, Ralph’s followers, left Ralph to join Jack’s side, Ralph greatly needed followers. With all of his previous followers turned against him, Ralph lost all of the power he once had. After seeing Ralph without any followers, you can see just how crucial they are too his leadership role. Another example of why leaders can’t be leaders without followers from Lord of the Flies, is Jack. In the beginning of the book, Jack also wanted to be a leader alongside Ralph. They held an election and Ralph won. He won because of his followers, as Ralph’s followers were stronger than Jack’s, therefore making him the elected leader. An example of this in real life is the presidential election. Each candidate has their own different qualities and beliefs. They also all have followers. If any candidate doesn’t have followers, it 's impossible for them to win
At first glance, Ralph is a central character who starts and completes William Golding novel The Lord of the Flies. From the onset of the novel, he is described as a “fair boy” with an “attractive appearance” (p7, 29). The author compares his stature as that of a boxer, “as far as width and heaviness of shoulders went, but there was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil” (p11). He has the physique and presence of a typical leader – strong but with a kind heart that makes him trustworthy. He is also described as being in an intermediate state, who has “lost prominent tummy of childhood and not yet old enough for adolescence” (p11). From this, the readers can infer that Ralph is still just another innocent boy not ready to realize the malicious evils of mankind.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Leadership is one of the themes that William Golding uses throughout his novel, Lord of The Flies. Although some characters show potential for leadership, Piggy’s potential is incomparable. Piggy displays the most luminous potential for leadership in Lord of the Flies in view that he abide by what is morally right, and has strong intellectual brainpower.
Leadership is an important ability for a person who likes to be the leader of a group. It involves not only personal ability, but also the popularity of this person in crowds. Leader is an important role that leads the group to a correct way and organizes everything for the whole group. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, several characters display aspects of leader ship, Jack is one such character. He promises his tribe with food, safety and freedom to gain power and influence which results in him becoming leader on the island.
Leadership is something that stands out. Good leadership is always important. You always want to follow the strongest person in the group right? Well in the book called “Lord of the Flies” Ralph is a better leader than Jack. Some reasons include Ralph has a goal or clear vision of being rescued. Or that Ralph really communicates with the boys, and he is confident and dedicated to being the leader.
The character in the novel Lord of the Flies that represents the Id, is Jack. In the Psychoanalytic lens, the Id is defined as the basic desire, or the fundamental root of what each person strives for. Expressing several characteristics of the Id, Jack continually leads the reader to infer Jack is the Id. Additionally, Jack has an enormous desire for control and leadership. As well as a difficult time keeping his desire, “in the background.” Thus, often interfering with Ralph’s leadership and views. Frequently, Jack attempts to turn the boys against Ralph, only caring for his own desires. For example, “He’s not a hunter. He’d never have got us meat. He isn’t a prefect and we don’t know anything about him. He just gives orders and expects people to obey him for nothing. All this talk—” (Golding 126). Jack shows an example of his furor demeanor and his irate temper. A second reason to support the idea is that Jack portrays his desires against Ralph. The id of Lord of the Flies does not view the world
Although he is strong, Ralph also lacks leadership qualities. Ralph’s weaknesses are that he is too laidback and easygoing. In some cases punishment and authority are a must, but he does not like enforcing punishment on the boys when they disobey the rules he laid down. Every good leader needs to be able to let people know what they're doing wrong and if they keep doing it to fix it somehow. Other than struggling with punishment, Ralph has strong leadership skills. He needs Jacks skills on taking control and punishing the boys that disobey his orders.
After reading Lord of the Flies I asked myself a question, was Ralph a good leader or not? In my opinion Ralph was a decent leader, but he could’ve been better. He was a good leader in some ways, but he wasn’t in other ways. Some readers argue that Jack would’ve been a better leader than Ralph. I think if Jack and Ralph became co leaders they would’ve succeeded more in bettering the tribe and surviving more as a group. Since the beginning of the book Ralph and Jack were having some tension over who became leader, but later Jack took it way too far. While Jack was busy going insane Ralph was still holding on to sanity.
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Ralph demonstrates the most leadership of all the boys on the island because he understood the importance of rules, always kept the important things in mind, and was respected. The first body paragraph of my essay would address how Ralph is one of the only boys who acknowledges the importance of rules. I would use a quote from page 98 that shows Jack rejecting the rules. This shows that, unlike Ralph, Jack does not care for the rules. Next, I would mention Ralph’s ability to always keep his mind on what was important. The fire was crucial in getting the boys saved and I would reference the many times Ralph reminded everyone of the fire. In the last paragraph would focus on how Ralph was respected and
Evil has always been evident, throughout the history of man examples of evil are apparent, so why would our literature be any different? Written in 1959 William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies is no different, as its theme explores the natural evils of man through the plot. The book tells of the events that occur after a group of young boys are marooned on an island, the main characters Ralph, Jack, Piggy, and Simon, grapple with finding food and water while they struggle with the return of more animalistic instincts without the guiding hand of civilization. The intrinsic evil and unavoidable sins of man are are exposed through William Golding’s characterization and overlying themes in Lord of the Flies.