Leadership In Lord Of The Flies Persuasive Essay

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Imagine you are heading to vacation on a plane and all of a sudden you crash on an island with a bunch of strangers with no connection to the outside world. Lord of the Flies was written by William Golding. A plane full of boys who didn’t know each other crashed on an island with nothing to help them escape. The boys had to grow up quickly and some had to take on the rule of being a leader for the rest of the boys. There were many conflicts between the boys all throughout the book. A conch shell was very important throughout the book because the boys used it to communicate through far distances and it was a sign of power between the boys. There were boys who were power hungry and would do anything to take the lead and be in charge of the boys …show more content…

A leader that knows how to survive would be very important for the boys. There are no adults so the boys would have to hunt for food and create shelter for their time on the island. Jack says to the boys, “Bullocks to the rules! We’re strong - we hunt! If there’s a beast we’ll hunt it down! We’ll close in and beat and beat and beat” (Golding 91). Jack knows that the boys will need food if they want any chance to survive until somebody finds them on the island. Jack believes that the boys need to hunt first before they set up anything to help them escape the island. On the contrary, Ralph says, “There’s another thing. We can help him to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us so we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire” (Golding 29-30). Ralph knows that there is no way someone would go to a random island without a signal that there are people stuck on the island. The boys would have to keep a signal going because it could be rare for anybody to come nearby the island and save them. Ralph believes that hunting for food would be a second priority and the fire would be more important. Jack and Ralph both suggest good ways the boys would survive for the time that they are trapped on the island. They both know what it takes for the boys to survive while they are stuck on the

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