I believe that partially everyone was to blame for what happened on the island but most importantly I believe it was mainly Jack and Ralph. The reason why I think Ralph is to blame is because he kept the fire as one of the main priorities and wouldn’t really shut up about it and I think that if he did focus as much as he did on the fire with shelter, attaining food and water then they wouldn’t have divided. The other reason I believe Ralph is to blame is because he only enforced that someone would have to keep the fire in control and didn’t coerce the boys into making shelters. I think Ralph is to blame for what happened on the island because he was cocky and didn’t really want to listen to other boys. I think if he toned it down a little bit,
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, there are many possible leaders. Ralph’s adversary on the Island had been Jack, who had been pushing to take over as leader. This caused a lot of controversy among the common people on who is the more powerful leader, rather than the most effective. Throughout the book Ralph has proven to be the better leader in two ways; he’s civilized and organized.
In the book he is known as “the boy with fair hair”. He is tall and thin and also has a golden body. He is charismatic, a born leader, and a social person. He is also the most civilized out of all of the boys trapped on the island. Ralph’s characteristics make him seem like the perfect guy.
Finally, the last and most important trait is, that Ralph is not afraid to be strict. He is not afraid to speak up and show everyone who is in charge and put them back into their rightful places. When he is angry, Ralph does not hesitate to show it and prove that fooling around will not get them anywhere in life or off of the
Out of the chaos Ralph and Jack, emerge as potential leaders. Ralph, who is the more levelheaded of the two, represents the civilized side. I believe Ralph is a responsible leader and this is my evidence to support my belief. Ralph is a tall and fair-haired boy about twelve years old. Because of his looks and athletic abilities, the boys think of him as a natural leader.
A good leader that could be obviously noticed is Ralph. He is one of the protagonist throughout the book, yes he has his good and bad times in the book but he truly tries to be stable. From the beginning he is one of the most liked characters. He shows his leadership by giving orders in a respectful way.
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 Word, that understandable and lawful Word, was slipping away.” (Golding 82). Ralph, the original leader of the boys in the Lord of The Flies, is initially a great leader and person. Ralph soon becomes pulled by his desires, a recurring theme of human nature seen frequently. Ralph experiences a man vs. societal conflict due to Jack’s influence but is resolved through the arrival of the long-awaited Naval officer.
Jack, still irritated over the group’s decision to make Ralph the chief, finds love in hunting. He decides to use red and black clay to camouflage their faces when hunting so it’s harder for the pigs to know they’re there. While by the shoreline, Ralph notices something in the distance, and is excited with joy when he realizes it’s a ship. He tries to get the ship’s attention but it continues to sail by. Ralph and Piggy then notice the signal fire was out, likely being the cause of not getting rescued.
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness” (“Martin Luther”). In Lord of the Flies by William Golding a group of young British boys crash land on an isolated island. With no adults they try to dictate themselves, and it doesn’t go well. While trying to survive on the island they demonstrate the selfishness the dooms our society. Love brings firmness and hope to society, but with selfishness comes destruction and devastation.
In the story Jack has said many times that, “The conch isn’t everything, I'm the one with the knife anyways” (Golding 42). We see many times in the story that all of the boys have set personalities. Not only do Jack and Ralph have similar personalities but they also both play a crucial yet similar role in the Lord of the Flies. Both of the two act as leaders to the boys and both show traits of dominance and confidence. Both of them control and make decisions on the island for the greater good of the tribe.
“How could you be safe by the little stream or on the open beach?” (183) After Ralph ran away, he was alone with no one to help him while he was injured. Ralph doesn’t feel safe anywhere since they group of savage boys could be anywhere to attack Ralph. After they group of boys decided to join Jack in his tribe, the group of boys turned into savages.
Ralph is an effective leader by planning to be rescued and doesn’t want to lead the group of boys into savagery. Ralph is young and naïve, but he has the determination of a leader chosen in a time of extreme circumstance he even states, “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things” (12). Jack the self-appointed leader likes to argue that the only reason Ralph was chosen as the leader is that he blew the conch; however, Jack just wants the title of the leader, to become a dictator. Ralph, unlike Jack, understands that being on the island is much more than gaining a fortune and having fun hunting. Although in the beginning, Ralph was easy to persuade into changing the rules, he eventually holds to the goal of being rescued and is determined to not let his leadership slip
After Jack and his choir agree to tend to the signal fire, Ralph spots a potential rescue ship but finds that Jack’s group let the fire go out as they went on a pig hunt, making Ralph extremely enraged and disappointed. Whereas previously there were only minor arguments that resolved quickly and easily that did not damage their relationship much, this marks the official beginning of the conflict of Ralph against Jack. After this incident was yet another turning point. What started off as an assembly “to put things straight” resulted in Jack disputing Ralph’s authority and leading everyone away in a show of clear mutiny. This shows that Jack is distancing himself and the group away from Jack.
Or that Ralph really communicates with the boys, and he is confident and dedicated to being the leader. To begin with, Ralph is a better leader than Jack because he has a clear vision and goal to be rescued. A clear vision, according to the text titled “The Traits of Good and Bad Leaders” means “vivid picture of where to go, as well as a firm grasp on what success looks like and how to achieve it.” Ralph knows where he wants to go, and that is being rescued.