When It Comes To Leaders In The Lord Of The Flies-- Ralph Is Better In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of boys crash on an island. After the crash the boys find one another and Ralph (one of the boys) is declared leader via voting and the opponent, Jack, is not too fond of the outcome. Jack starts his own lot, and majority of the boys go because Jack is fun; he may be more exciting, but Ralph is a better leader.
This book strips down how humans function in a society. It shows us that what really makes an individual powerful is their ability to manipulate, keep a cool head, and to be able to hold authority over others One of the more important factors that place a person in a position of power is the ability to manipulate others. This can be seen when Jack, one of the older boys on the island, manipulates
Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” shows people as thinking intelligent individuals clearly illustrating the principles of Homo economics. It does this by showing its main character, Van Winkle, as a typical person in a village who still makes the best choices to get to his end goal. The characters is shown to be a thinking individual being capable of feeling one thing and reasoning out a better action as he does when he helps the man carry up the keg. He feels “shy and distrustful of his new acquaintance” but he still can make a reasoned decision to “[compile] with his usual alacrity” so that he gains the benefit of “mutually relieving one another” (14). Similarly, Van Winkle can find and take the best course of action to achieve his goals.
As well as when he used his intelligence and used the tour guide incident with the water splashing on him to get tips off people and raise more money he normally did to pay off his debt. I like the fact that he was brave enough, strong, willing able to give up what many people die for. Only living in his van by himself with no one to talk to but himself. He survived his adventure and now he can have what he wanted from the beginning “freedom” As I did have parts I liked about the book I also had parts that I didn’t like. “It was season of selfishness, or at least that’s how I justified it” ken’s reasoning of breaking apart his relationship with Sami.
A lesson before dying teaches a valuable lesson of becoming a man and although Jefferson does learn a lesson,Grant learns the better lesson due to the characterization that is portrayed. Grant Wiggins is a educated and sophisticated young man. He speaks very educated in terms of speaking and thinking but is very arrogant. Grant is also very selfish for example when the Reverend says “ You ever think of anybody but yourself?” Every time he visited Jefferson he came out less and less selfish and arrogant.
Jackson is know for as being a strong and handsome person and was respected by the common man because he believed in slaves and gained his position from hard work. On the other hand, Adams grew up in a wealthy family and did to have to work as hard as Jackson to get his position. He had better morals and did not backdown on his beliefs to get a better position, but the only problem was that the common person could not relate to him which caused him to lose the election because he was unreliable, even though he was much smarted, and could have made a much better
In the novel Lord of the Flies, Ralph represents leadership and management, but has the loss of knowledge like Piggy has and is not as cold-blooded as Jack. Ralph relates to Martin Luther King Jr. ’s quote because he goes through many difficulties such as building shelters for the littluns and creating a signal fire to be rescued. In the very beginning of the book, Ralph takes the lead alone when the time comes to explore the castle rock, despite the fears of the so-called beast. Also in chapter two when Ralph said “and if we have a signal going they’ll come and take us off.”
The first difference between Ralph and Jack is that they have different ways of organizing things on the island. Ralph wants to lead everyone to work together to get off the island in a civilized order. Jack also wants to lead everyone but not in the same, properly ordered way as Ralph. When they first meet on the island, everyone who was stranded on the island wanted to be organized into some type of governing body so that they were ordered.
Ralph is an embodiment of civilization and organization. The strong leadership ability that Ralph possesses unites the group and allows it to function without flaw. He suggests simple rules which the group can process easily to ensure the order of the group. He does not show superiority over anyone and treats everyone equally, regardless of their character. Ralph also shows intellectual ability by suggesting the signal fire.
In the novel Golding used Jack’s method of control to represent Machiavelli’s ideas of how people should rule. Machiavelli believes that if you are a politician than it doesn’t matter how nice you are, what citizens need most is effectiveness so then you can create overall stability. One of Machiavelli’s biggest believes was that the most effective way to rule is by using necessary cruelty. This is shown effective by Roger when he tortures Sam in Eric until they agree to join Jack’s tribe (Pages 188-189). Although it is wrong torturing Sam and Eric it was an effective way to gain control because now Jack is able to get inside information about
In the novel And Then There Were None, one of the most intriguing characters is Justice Wargrave. Wargrave is a very smart man, however he chooses to make the decisions for everyone on the island and the characters oblige. One example of a judger, from MBTI, is “Are product oriented (emphasis is on completing the task)” (P. Tieger; B. Tieger 4). For example, when Christie exemplifies this trait in the following quote “ It would be advisable, I think, if we met to discuss the situation…”
Ralph is elected the leader of the group of boys, and Simon is just a follower of Ralph. As the novel progresses, we see the difference between their motivations of goodness. Ralph was born a leader. Ralph behaves and acts according to moral guidelines. Ralph is capable of leadership, and accepts being a leader to the group.
Why was George Washington significance? A great man called George Washington once said “We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” George Washington was significance because he was a great leader. Also he helps win the revolution and he helps make peace with Britain.
1. Using ideas from the chapter, describe Dan’s and Asher’s styles of leadership. Northouse (2009, 109) defines as task leader as one who is solely goal oriented. This describes Dan almost perfectly. He creates checklists to ensure everything is done properly, and he is knowledgeable enough to know what to ensure is completed.
In The Lord of the Flies, Ralph was a better leader because he portrays respect, passion, and emotion. Throughout the book, Ralph illustrated respect for the whole group. Ralph respected Jack 's feelings towards not being voted chief, so Ralph put him in charge of hunting. Allowing Jack to be in charge of something on the island. Another example of respect was when Jack brought home the first kill Ralph saw to it that everyone was fed even if they did not hunt themselves.