Essay On Lord Of The Flies Vs Ralph's Leadership

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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. One example of why Jack is a better leader than Ralph is because he creates jobs for the boys and maintains them well. This is something Ralph struggled with. Ralph assigned more of a variety of jobs for people, but the boys did not listen to Ralph and he did not reprimand them. In the text it states, “Some of you will stay here to improve the cave and defend the gate. I shall take a few hunters with me and bring back meat. The defenders of the gate will see that…show more content…
While Jack takes the rule as a dictator and Ralph wants a democracy, Jack’s ruling worked out better for him in the long run. Ralph did not have any power as the book progressed because the boys were not scared of him. He did not take initiative and reprimand them so they did not have any motivation to do what they were told. Jack did not take this approach. He was very hard on the boys which they may not have liked, but it worked in the long run. The text states, “‘He’s going to beat Wilfred.’ ‘What for? ’Robert shook his head doubtfully. ‘I don’t know. He didn’t say. He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up’” (page 229). This is when Jack used terror to make sure that the boys would listen to him. This worked for him because after this all of the boys were eager to follow his next directions. He had final say and the boys always listened to him. Jack took a firm approach and had a great way of
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