“Well, we won’t be painted,” said Ralph, “because we aren’t savages” (172). There are many great leaders all over the world. To be a great leader one must have certain qualities including, being courageous, being responsible, willing to take charge, having all priorities straight on the important things, have determination, and many more. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph shows all of these characteristics and a few more. Out of every boy on the island, Ralph would be the best choice as leader.
Ralph "A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent”(Commentary: Leadership in Quotations). In the book Lord of the Flies one of the main characters is named Ralph. Ralph is a born leader who tries to lead the boys to get back home from a deserted island.
Good leaders skillfully manage tense topics and situations. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph is the best leader because he is selfless, appreciative of others, and diplomatic. The first good leadership quality Ralph possesses is selflessness, he prioritizes everyone’s safety and comfort over his own desires. Jack returns to the beach from hunting to see Ralph working on the shelters with only help from Simon.
“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold. But not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” - Jim Rohn. In the allegory novel, The Lord of the Flies written by William Golding, shows the examples of a good and a bad leader. I believe that a good leader is not bias and shows that he is interested into what others have to say.
There are several qualities that make a good leader, william golding wrote lord of the flies which describes a leader named ralph who lead a group of boy who were stranded on an island by a fallen. The boy selected ralph over a raise of hands, over his opponent jack. Ralph was a better leader choice over jack because, of his better thinking, ability to prioritize, and selfless personality. Thinking is a fundamental trait, thinking can make or break a leader.
Since Ralph is dynamic, it qualifies him for being a good leader, in fact a great one. Though this is debatable, I believe he did well tackling many problems. An example of Ralph being a dynamic character is when he realized no one was by the fire to start it. He got mad and made changes. “If we have a signal
Ralph made the suggestion of needing a leader for the time being, and what exactly they needed to be able to survive. As Ralph showed characteristics of a great leader, although he lacks the ability to actually lead the group of rambunctious boys. Ralph does not constantly demand for the other boys respect and to see if orders were followed through, instead he whines and complains to the boys that they are not doing all what they are told, and are not doing them right. “all at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy. Jack had him by the hair and was brandishing his knife.
The desire for power is one of the strongest human drives. In Lord of The Flies by William Golding there is a constant struggle for power between the main characters, Ralph, Jack, and Piggy. Ralph has power because he was voted chief and uses his power in an ugly way. Jack is struggling to get out of Ralph's power and gain his own power. The boys’ struggle for power is an ugly struggle and the author uses this to demonstrate the ugly struggle for power that is human nature.
Leadership is something that stands out. Good leadership is always important. You always want to follow the strongest person in the group right? Well in the book called “Lord of the Flies” Ralph is a better leader than Jack. Some reasons include Ralph has a goal or clear vision of being rescued.
In the book The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Simon would be the best leader. There aren’t an immense amount of qualities in Simon that some might see as leader material. He’s different compared to the others, though all the boys are unique in their own little way, he stands out the most. Maybe it’s because of his independent like personality or the fact that he is rational and uses logic before he lets his imagination get the best of him.
In Lord of the Flies, Ralph was one of the most civil characters, he was level-headed and recognized the need to be rescued, as well as the need for a leader. Which is why he accepted to be the
Although Jack expresses strong desire to become chief, the boys elect Ralph as a leader, suggesting an air of charisma that made him worthy of his position. He believes a leader has to “think, be wise… grab at a decision”, someone who can look after others and keep the group in
Nice discussion post this week! You start off with a great definition of what leadership is. To me, it is hard to define what leadership is, especially in one sentence, but I agree with you that leadership is the action of leading others or an organization. I feel like it is when someone steps up and goes into the unknown as well. It is also important to mention that it is never just one single person.