"I 'm chief," said Ralph, "because you chose me. And we were going to keep the fire going. Now you run after food--" (Ch 9, Golding). This is another example of how the boys listen to Ralph instead of disobeying him. This shows Ralph was the better leader than Jack because the boys listen to him more than Jack.
Ralph behaves and acts according to moral guidelines. Ralph is capable of leadership, and accepts being a leader to the group. He strives from the start to create order among the boys and build a stable society on the island. However, we see that he shares the instinct of savagery and violence that Jack and his tribe embrace after hunting a stray pig. “Ralph was full of fright and apprehension and pride.” (Golding 113).
The first clue to the community being an asset was the unity among many men. Early on disagreements on strategy and how to deal with all that was going on was displayed showing the varied opinions of the community as a whole. After heated back and forth the decision comes to head with Adam’s Father, Moses Cooper, “Whereupon, you qualify your rights and duties by asking what seventy-nine men may be expected to do against a thousand” (p.64) The recognition of this being a test to the committee banded the men together like brothers. Much was speculation, things they had heard and not known, but what they did know is that they were together on the issue. Reverends, fathers, brothers and sons alike become one in the
Additionally, the conch shell symbolizes organization and authority, and when it gets smashed, so does the civilization left in the boys. They first elected their leader, Ralph, based solely on the fact that he was attractive and he had the conch. During the moments when it seemed the boys were contemplating their choice, they did an overview of each of the candidates including Ralph, “there was a stillness about Ralph as he sat that marked him out. There was his size, attractive appearance and most obscurely, yet most powerfully, there was the conch… the delicate thing balanced on his knees and set him apart.” (22). Because it had so much power, the conch got Ralph elected as leader.
Leadership takes a lot, it takes character and courage most importantly. Frederick Douglas was a great leader he showed leadership and character all the time especially for being a slave and coming from a rough childhood. There are many others in the Civil War time that showed leadership such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert Lee, and Jefferson Davis. Frederick Douglas was very committed to what he was doing for example, he wanted to learn how to read and he followed through with it and stay committed no matter what happened he would get help from the white boys in the streets while he would say he was running errands, he knew what he was doing. Any time he could get a chance he would read and learned from his master’s wife how to read.
In the end, what Swofford did grow up thinking was a great plan for him, he left with a bit of disappointment, but he clearly learned a lot about himself to proceed to write this story. He wrote this informative novel to provide an actual combat experience for readers that doesn’t transfer watching it on TV. As history will always repeat itself, and we will always have the USMC I think this book is beneficial for everybody to read to get a full understanding of the oppression, identity, privilege, and sexuality issues that the military had brought to the light for Swofford and the struggle that comes of this in ones
John Locke’s Views On LOTF Everything John Locke tried to solve in his government, fail with these boys on an island. Wealth, English, and private school boys would make bad government decisions based off their life. John Locke would not have been surprised by life on the island because, these boys had different views, they also felt their rights being restricted by Ralph, and there was a divide in power in the very beginning. The first problem that occurred on island was trying to find a system that made everyone could work for a common goal. The boys all came together and voted for a chief, Ralph was elected.
Jim was with Huck since the beginning and took care of him and cared for him also teaching him lesson on the way. Jim is trying to protect huck from the outside evil of the world. When Jim finds Huck’s dad’s body in the houseboat he would let Huck see the body because he wants huck to be happy “ Come in, Huck, but doan’ look at his face-it’s too ‘gashly’” ( Twain 57). Even though Huck’s dad beat huck all the time Huck still loves his dad. Jesus did the same thing as Jim, Jesus humbles himself to serve the lowly people of that time.
6.Sam & Eric - Sam&Eric are a set of identical twins that are very close and are really cool.They would do anything in the world for Ralph. They are always there for each other,if one does something the other one will would be right there.They are in a group called the ‘’bigguns’’.They get mistreated by the other boys sometimes for the way they do thing as well as how they did them. They were in charge of keeping the fire going fro the group.Later in the story they were captured by the tribe.The tribe gave them a nickname ‘’Samneric’’,since they always did everything together as a package. Jack manipulation and coercion was used against them. 7.The Lord Of The Files -The Lord Of The Flies is a wonderful book written by William Golding .In this book Golding wrote meaningful quotes such as,’’Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.’’This book was not only a story but a message as well a great of tale
Throughout the book lord of the flies, we see that the two antagonist, jack and Ralph, have two very different ways of leading a group of people. Ralph at the beginning of the novel is shown as a confident young boy with a lot of charisma and great leadership skill. He managed to have the boys build shelters and gather berries for them to eat. I consider Ralph as the more gentler and kind spirited leader. Jack on the other is kind of the menacing rebel of the book.
At first, all was well and Ralph stepped in as leader of the survivors. He tried to lead the boys using his knowledge of the adult world and basic necessities, but all did not last for long before Jack started to change, not only himself but the boys as well. He became the leader of the savages who had lost their innocence, having to hunt for themselves and provide for themselves. They saw the brutality that was necessary to survive in the world. When they arrived at the island all the boys were innocent, not knowing what to expect on the island, not sure what to do.
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Ralph represents civilization versus savagery which teaches the theme everyone eventually turns to their innate behavior which is savagery and cruelty in the events of hopelessness. Civilization means a cultural or intellectual refinement, in his book Lord of the Flies Golding describes Ralph as a symbol of authority. Golding has Ralph state “If I blow the conch and they don’t come back;”And another thing. We can’t have everybody talking at once. We’ll have to have ‘Hands up’ like at school” (Golding 33).In this scenario, Ralph established a sense of order for the group of boys.
When he met the king, he thought he was a regular old man but he really was a ruler of a state. As Santiago advised him about his traveling, the king was willing to help but in exchange, the king get one tenth of his flock. The King also taught him the Soul of the World, in “ It’s what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is”. (12 on pdf) Furthermore, in this quote the king explains what a personal legend is and it transformed his journey not only about finding his treasure, but him finding out his Personal Legend and understanding the Soul of the World.
Golding proves to this directly. In the beginning, the boys gather up and decide who is in charge before anything else happens. They all had a choice between Ralph and Jack, obviously because they presented high qualities for being the chief. The boys then voted Ralph as the chief. Ralph’s main priority is to figure out ways to get rescued off the island.