In a group, there are always people who prove to have better leadership skills then others and the strongest people can most likely influence the weaker people into obeying them. However, the strongest person sometimes isn’t the the best leader. In the book, “Lord of the Flies” written by William Golding, Ralph and Jack fight silently to be the leader of the boys on the island. Of the two, I believe that Ralph is a better leader because he has a better understanding for the boys and stayed on track on getting rescued instead of having “fun”. He also has more common sense and treats the boys better than Jack and although Jack’s actions help the boys physically survive, Ralph’s “civilized” leadership allowed him to keep the boys under control.
One of the characteristics that helped Ralph survive on the island for as long as he did was his determined and stubborn personality towards civilization and order. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph showed his determined characteristic by upholding his position as the chief of the group of boys. “‘Let’s stay here-’ ‘Back to the shelter-’ ‘I’m tired-’ ‘No!’ Ralph struck the skin off his knuckles. They did not seem to hurt. ‘I’m chief. We’ve got to make certain. Can’t you see the mountain? There’s no signal showing. There may be a ship out there. Are you all off your rockers?’” (Golding, 98) This shows that Ralph is determined to assert the fact that he is the chief and that the boys need to stay focused and civilized while they are on the island. When they start to go off topic or get lazy, he stubbornly forces them to get back on track with their main goal in mind, which is to get rescued. In addition, Ralph also conveyed his strong persistence
Have you ever noticed the tension between Tom and Jerry that was unspoken on but acted on ? Lord of the Flies , written by William Golding was written during The Cold War when revival bobbing started children where moved to rural areas to protect future generations of citizens . Ralph was a character from Lord of the Flies , he was approximately 12 years old and was the chief of the group . Britain tried to avoid a war with Germany ; Hitler broke the treaty agreement and war was set in motion around 3.5 million people were relocated . Ralph believes in order , uses his aggression to manipulate piggy , and controls things around him with common sense without the input of anyone else .
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies demonstrates how Ralph’s use of his id gradually overrides his use of his ego as time passes on the island due to the innate instincts in humans. Golding uses the fire, conch shell, and Ralph’s hair to show how Ralph transitions from primarily using his ego to using his id more often to finally having his id take precedent over his ego and superego.
William Golding’s book “Lord of the Flies” represents man’s struggle with authority, by creating a variety of characters with different points of view he is able to portray what happens when there is no one around to enforce the “law of the land”; Ralph is one of these characters, he represents a civil society with rules and laws to follow, he is intelligent and has more common sense than most of the group knowing that by building a shelter and starting a fire they would increase their chances of being rescued. In the end the group of boys turn on him (except for Piggy and Simon who both die in brutal ways) and it becomes fight or flight for Ralph as he is now alone on the island before ultimately running into the soldier.
Power is regularly a wellspring of savagery in Lord of the Flies. The longing for it separates the limits set by guidelines and request, causes conflict and rivalry, and oversees the activities of large portions of the boys on the island. Once accomplished, power can either enhance or degenerate its holder. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the characters Ralph, Jack, and Piggy have influenced the group, some more than others. Their influences are both negative and positive; some even changed the others personality or perspectives entirely. Ralph has influenced the group more than the others overall.
Ralph is a great leader and a substantial communicator. In order to be an exceptional leader you have to be able to communicate with everyone to keep things in order and to avoid and resolve conflicts. When Ralph calls a meeting in chapter 5 he did not come across to the group as mad, upset, or sad. He came across to them with a stern tone. “We need an assembly. Not for fun. Not for laughing and falling off the log—not for making jokes or for cleverness. Not these things. But to put things straight” (Golding 79). Throughout his speech other kids try to interrupt him and he stands his ground and tells them that he has the conch. Another thing that he did was after he finished he let other kids talk freely. Ralph makes a great leader but he does lack some qualities to be the best leader that the group could have.
The character in the novel Lord of the Flies that represents the Id, is Jack. In the Psychoanalytic lens, the Id is defined as the basic desire, or the fundamental root of what each person strives for. Expressing several characteristics of the Id, Jack continually leads the reader to infer Jack is the Id. Additionally, Jack has an enormous desire for control and leadership. As well as a difficult time keeping his desire, “in the background.” Thus, often interfering with Ralph’s leadership and views. Frequently, Jack attempts to turn the boys against Ralph, only caring for his own desires. For example, “He’s not a hunter. He’d never have got us meat. He isn’t a prefect and we don’t know anything about him. He just gives orders and expects people to obey him for nothing. All this talk—” (Golding 126). Jack shows an example of his furor demeanor and his irate temper. A second reason to support the idea is that Jack portrays his desires against Ralph. The id of Lord of the Flies does not view the world
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, after a plane crashes on a deserted island, a group of kids with no adult supervision on the island, the kid have to figure out how to survive and get rescued. Ralph is voted as leader of the group, because he seems like he looked the part and had good charisma. Ralph blows the conch shell to assemble all of the kids to see who survived and to discuss what to do next. At first we see that Ralph does show he can be a good leader by making a plan on how to get rescued and assigning jobs to other kids. But as the book progresses he slowly turns into a bad leader who does not have control over the kids, when he gets frustrated and cannot control the kids to do their jobs.
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. Or that Ralph really communicates with the boys, and he is confident and dedicated to being the leader.
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a warning to all about human’s natural instincts and the flimsy idea of society’s civilization. After the schoolboys’ airplane crashed on the island with no surviving adults, it was up to them to create a system or government of some sort to prevent absolute chaos. In the beginning of the novel all the boys’ had their sense of civilization still intact. As the reader can see throughout the book, Jack, Ralph, and Piggy are symbols of how dominant human instincts can easily take over the weak rules of civilization.
Ralph is like I said earlier upfront with his word, he is confident in his decisions and how he processes the things that have gone wrong. Jack is somewhat confident, he is also very strict and verse on what everyone does and how they do it if they do something wrong he says he will punish them as a developing leader or a leader yourself you have to have self-control on how you react to situations because something is going to go wrong every time and anyone can lead anyone out of a situation it’s the way you react and control the situation is what make a difference between a okay leader and a great
In the novel, Lord Of The Flies, by William Golding, Ralph’s caring and consoling character and Jack’s determination and self confidence both allowed them to confront challenges successfully.
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
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Ralph demonstrates the most leadership of all the boys on the island because he understood the importance of rules, always kept the important things in mind, and was respected. The first body paragraph of my essay would address how Ralph is one of the only boys who acknowledges the importance of rules. I would use a quote from page 98 that shows Jack rejecting the rules. This shows that, unlike Ralph, Jack does not care for the rules. Next, I would mention Ralph’s ability to always keep his mind on what was important. The fire was crucial in getting the boys saved and I would reference the many times Ralph reminded everyone of the fire. In the last paragraph would focus on how Ralph was respected and