Jack's Leadership In Lord Of The Flies

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In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, leadership is an important element. Without it, everything would be chaotic and unorthodox. Jack, as a leader, helps everyone to take care of the problems they are facing in the moment; and that is why I would follow him over anyone else in the novel. His actions resemble what coaches would look for in their athletes, but less extensive. For instance, a football coach focuses on the week they are on instead of thinking about finals. Leadership is a vital characteristic in order to live. It is not something that everyone has, but it is something that everyone needs. Oprah Winfrey is one who possesses great leadership qualities today. Ralph was perceived, by Golding, as the leader in the book. Ralph does show many qualities, but, if one were to look deeper into his reasoning, they are not actually his decisions. The boys saw the idea of assembling all of them with the conch as a sign of good leadership. It is good leadership, however, this wasn’t even Ralph’s idea, but Piggy’s. So, therefore, Jack would be the reasonable choice in which I would follow. While Ralph looked at the big picture, getting rescued; Jack looked at in the moment on how to survive. Jack only promised to the boys what he could get them immediately. It is human nature to fight for something that you are …show more content…

For example, Oprah Winfrey. Many people idolize her and look up to her, all for very good reasons. Aside from her own needs, Oprah makes it her goal to better the lives of other people, by attending to their needs. Growing up, she was on her own, with very little resources to do anything. She has brought herself this far and continues to grow, as a person, every day. She shows selflessness, integrity and uses her knowledge to keep other people from growing up the same way she did. If that is not leadership, then I do not know what

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