Lord Of The Flies Leadership Analysis

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Leaders, what is the importance of a leader in our world? In every society, there is a natural leader, people who are best fit for becoming the leader, bringing significant changes. There are different types of people who can be a leader; an intellectual person, a tyrant person, a democratic person, and much more. Among this diversity, only one is appointed as an effective, suitable leader. A similar situation can be seen in William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, in which 20 isolated British boys, varying in ages, struggle to survive in a deserted island independently without any adults. There are several main characters such as Jack, who is brutal and cruel, and Piggy, an extremely intelligent 13-year-old boy. One of these could have become the leader, however, one character named Ralph, born with natural leadership, portrays the importance of a leader. Ralph from Lord of the Flies written by William Golding, is illustrated as a natural leader and a representation of civilisation as Ralph democratically controls the community, holds reminiscence of a civilisation in himself, and matures mentally. First of all, Ralph’s possession of the conch enables him to take authority and power to control the isolated community in a democratic way, displaying great leaderships. When Ralph and Piggy successfully discover the conch, Ralph semi-instinctively “blew a series of short blasts” (Golding, 17) and the “air over the island was full of bird-glamor and echoes ringing” (Golding,
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