Jack And Ralph Leadership Analysis

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The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about leadership but at the same time there is a lot of drama. Jack sets his priorities of having fun and hunting pigs, but Ralph is the complete opposite. Ralph is the kind of leader that thinks about the people first for example, he wants to build shelters and keep a fire burning for a sign of rescue for nearby ships. Both Ralph and Jack make excellent leaders, but they have different styles and different priorities. Ralph displays useful human qualities as a leader by working towards the good in the boys society. “Shut up. He lifted the conch. Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things” (Golding 12). Ralph at sometimes can be strict just because he feels like he wants to…show more content…
He tries to be the most violent and most savage boy by putting clay and mud to cover their faces. Ralph then calls a meeting but during it Jack makes a scene where he wants to go on his own and make his own tribe. Before he leaves Ralph 's group he turns back and asks if anybody would like to join him and people do. He and his tribe all turn into a violent group and all they want to do is kill pigs and cause terror to Ralph’s tribe. “Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Spill his blood” (Golding 66). This is the kind of chant that shows how violent Jack can really be. When Jack and his group were hunting they wanted to make a big scene about their kill. So they thought it would be a good idea to put the pig head on a stick in the ground and to me this shows how violent he really is. Jack is more of a dictator than a leader he tells his tribe followers what to do and if they don’t do what he wants he hangs them up and he threatens to kill them. For example Jack says “Give me a drink” (Golding 158) and this quote perfectly describes how demanding of a leader he is. This is why nobody chose him as the island leader because of his poor leadership skills and his poor choices. All in all both Ralph and Jack are strong and very good leaders. However, Ralph is the more a friendly and peaceful person, he puts the group before himself. The one problem that Ralph has is he easily forgets small
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