Ralph understands from the start that they need some rules so that they kids don’t turn into savages. “Let’s have a Vote. Vote for chief! Let’s Vote” (21). Ralph shows that he really will be a good leader because he has the right mindset to get the boys home.
He used logos in “Father, gods instill good sense in men,” this says that all people have some sort of logics or reasoning for their actions and that what Antigone did was not wrong. He uses this to make Creon realize Haimon’s opinion and side of the situation. Haimon is wise for his age and shows his father Creon, that he can have his father change his mind and plan for Antigones death. Haimon’s speech to his father had an impact on the way things turned out because of the logos technique displayed by him. Another logos method is when he lets his father know that “This is no city which belongs to one man.” It’s true because the city may get upset if Creon tries to make all decisions without discussing it with others.
This idea comes into play often when choosing leaders to follow. If a person promiseś us one thing that we crave but while achieving that for us will do things we do not believe morally right we force ourselves to focus solely on that thing we want and overlook what we don´t. In our minds we are justifying the leaderś actions as necessary because they lead to our ¨prize¨, an example of cognitive dissonance effects.. This is especially true in ¨Lord of the Flies¨ when the boys desert Ralph to join Jack. Ralph is a natural leader and commands respect having ¨a stillness about [him]¨ that ¨marks him out¨ (Golding, 22) from the rest of the boys.
He also provides safety for his people and he has an intelligent mindset of how to rule his people. One example of why Jack is a better leader than Ralph is because he creates jobs for the boys and maintains them well. This is something Ralph struggled with. Ralph assigned more of a variety of jobs for people, but the boys did not listen to Ralph and he did not reprimand them. In the text it states, “Some of you will stay here to improve the cave and defend the gate.
Jack is also sheltering the boys from the beast with his offer, which is the main drive for fear among the littluns. Later on, he sacrifices the fire and the shelters to go hunting: "There was a ship. Out there. You said you 'd keep the fire going and you let it out!" (Golding 70).
His strengths could also turn into weaknesses depending on how they could be used. According to a College Teacher, "Odysseus compassion and trust in his men are strengths as long as his men follow his instructions. These same traits, however, become weaknesses only in hindsight when his men betray his trust and the Helios island episode becomes an example of a strength that evolve into weakness. A hallmark of Odysseus leadership in both the Iliad and the Odyssey is his flexibility in thought and deed. This flexible leadership style, however, is dependent upon everyone doing his duty and, on the island of Helios, this particular strength is also a weakness.
The whole of the book follows the Voyage and Return plot. The boys are stranded on an island, where they must learn how to live without the guidance of adults. At first, life is exciting because they can play all day and do whatever they please. However, as the story progresses, Ralph sees what happens to the other boys when they continue to live irresponsibly and realizes that he must grow up and get off the island. Ralph tries to motivate the other boys to share his newfound insight, “We’ve got to have special people for looking after the fire.
Get Len” (Watson 106). Wesley does not want David to get hurt and for Frank to be released from the basement. His protective nature of his son is something that people can respect and admire. Through his actions, Wesley is someone people aspire to be, like a classic
First, Ralph believes he and the group of boys will be rescued. “We want to be rescued; and of course we shall be rescued” (Golding 51). The boys are better off believing that they will be rescued, because this makes them work harder to stay alive. This also brings happiness and joy to the other boys as they have just seen that Ralph has taken the role as leader. And this effects the outcome of the novel by at least giving them a little hope that they will be saved, which extended their tolerance for each
Lastly, Odysseus lack of leadership is shown when he tells his men not to open the bag of air. Some readers argue Odysseus should have shown them the bag in order to avoid the situation, “Temptation had its way with [his] companions, and they untied the bag. Then every wind roared into hurricane; the ships went pitching west with many cries; [their] land was lost” (X. 50-54). However, a heroes orders are followed without debating, but Odysseus orders were not obeyed.