A leader is someone to look up to, listen to, and trust to be fair to all. “When challenged, they don’t give in too easily because they know their ideas, opinions, and strategies are well-informed and the result of much hard work” (Economy). In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, Ralph is presented as voted leader of the stranded boys who survived their plane crash arrival. Ralph competes against Jack, the antagonist, for his elected position. Throughout the novel Ralph displays traits of his abilities to assess, prioritize and lead in a selfless manner. Ralph’s clear ability to assess situations and make the decisions that would best help the group is a reason why he is a better leader.. According to Peter Economy, “They [Leaders] …show more content…
“We want to be rescued, and of course we shall be rescued. Voices babbled. The simple statement unbacked by any proof but the weight of Ralph’s new authority, brought light and happiness”. (Golding 37). Ralph knows that their number one priority has to be getting themselves off of the island. Ralph knows that hunting and building won’t matter if they don’t find a way to get off the island. Ralph proves he is a good leader because of this. According to Karin Wills, “They [Leaders] are able to see the 'big picture' and act accordingly”. In the novel, Ralph shows his talent in being able to see the ‘big picture’, which is to get himself and his group off of the island. According to William Golding, “The fire is most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck?”. In this excerpt from the novel, Ralph shows his expertise in setting his priorities by knowing that the only thing that will get them off the island is if someone sees the fire from afar. Ralph should be considered the better leader because he can prioritize the groups …show more content…
Nevertheless, Ralph is a better leader because he is also kinder than Jack is. “Choir! Stand still! Wearily obedient, the choir huddled into line and stood there swaying in the sun” (Golding 20). Jack isn’t nice to his choir, therefore, cannot be trusted to to lead the group and be nice to everyone. According to William Golding, “Ralph looked at him, eager to offer something. ‘“The choir belongs to you, of course’”. Ralph, even after beating ou Jack for the role of leader early on, is nice enough to let Jack lead the choir that he came with. Therefore, even though Jack came onto the island a leader, Ralph is nicer, and would make a better
Leadership in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies The role of a leader is a constant struggle in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Ralph and Jack, the two emerging leaders in the novel, fight back and forth to gain the discipline of the other boys on the island. They also fight for the power to make the decisions that they feel should be made. Both leaders are similar in their desire for control, yet different in their leadership qualities and their objectives while on the island.
Although Ralph seemed to be a leader but he never really took control of his power and authority as leader. From the outside Ralph was good looking and seemed to be the best candidate as a leader. But soon after he began to show that he may not have been the best choice for leader, he gave up very easily. Ralph decided that he wanted to build a fire on the island that would double as a smoke signal. He assigned Jack and his hunters to keep the fire going and they failed to do it.
A good leader may not be the kindest person, but the thing that matters the most is how they lead their nation. A national leader is someone who is confident, strong minded, physically strong, provides protection and provides supplies for their people. In Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, Jack proves that he would make a better national leader than Ralph. Jack creates jobs and maintains them. He also provides safety for his people and he has an intelligent mindset of how to rule his people.
Out of the chaos Ralph and Jack, emerge as potential leaders. Ralph, who is the more levelheaded of the two, represents the civilized side. I believe Ralph is a responsible leader and this is my evidence to support my belief. Ralph is a tall and fair-haired boy about twelve years old. Because of his looks and athletic abilities, the boys think of him as a natural leader.
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.
Ever so often we are faced with the horrendous acts humankind is capable of. The Lord of the Flies written by William Golding is a fictional book about a group of british school boys who get stranded on an island which showcases the savagery we are all capable of. They lose their civility and become savages, and as a result some die such as Simon, Piggy and the boy with the birthmark. Until they are saved at last by a naval officer. All in all Ralph’s poor leadership and Jack’s unrestrained brutality were the ultimate reason for the islands demise.
Upon arriving, Ralph’s primary ambition is to get off the island safely, considering the expected immaturity in reaction to the boys’ sudden loss of authority. He manages to maintain this intention regardless of his job or worth in society among the boys. As evil challenges his capability to retain this quality by the irony of the fire, breaking of the conch, and overall destruction of civilization, demonstrates his level of mental strength considering all of the odds against his favor. Having the, “voice of someone who [knows their] own mind,” and instituting an independent attitude towards his goal, Ralph displays competence and trust in his capabilities rather than depending on that of others. As displayed in his immediate need for order, Ralph establishes a plan to get off of the island.
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” This quote is said by Peter Drucker. The more effort leaders put in the more effort they are going to get out from the people they are leading. The leader might be dis-liked, but being liked isn’t in the job description. Being a leader might not be that hard, but just because they are a leader doesn’t mean they are good.
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
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.
The Lord Of The Flies Do you think that Ralph is a better leader than Jack? In the Book, The Lord Of The Flies Ralph and Jack are always in a competition to be the leader or all of the other boys on the island because if they don't make agreements and assign tasks to each other so they can survive on the island by themselves until they get saved. The problem is that all of the boys favor Ralph as a leader instead of Jack. So Ralph already has an advantage over Jack for being the best leader and the most favorite leader on the island. Ralph and Jack compare as leaders because they both fight over the conch, they both want to be the best leader, and they both want all of the power, And Ralph is favorited over Jack because or hoe jack treats them Ralph and Jack would always fight over the conch.
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, there are many possible leaders. Ralph’s adversary on the Island had been Jack, who had been pushing to take over as leader. This caused a lot of controversy among the common people on who is the more powerful leader, rather than the most effective. Throughout the book Ralph has proven to be the better leader in two ways; he’s civilized and organized.
To be an ideal leader takes a lot of work and is nearly impossible. Ralph was elected leader in the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding and in the novel, Ralph’s continuing struggles result in failure. Ralph could not maintain a sense of civilization, could not keep the boys working together, nor could he keep his position as chief, which results in his overall failure. Ralph’s struggle to keep the boys working together to survive failed and added on to his overall failure.
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the boys on the island choose a leader for the group. The main choices are Ralph and Jack, who both show good leadership qualities. However, despite Jack’s advantages, Ralph would be the more qualified leader due specific traits, such as his assessment of others, priorities and selflessness. One of Ralph’s strengths is that he assesses others’ strengths and goes to them for assistance when making decisions.
According to Ralph, there is no hope for any of the boys on the island. He thinks he is not a good enough leader, which is why the boys are not listening to him, and that this will lead to the boys being stuck on the island for the rest of their lives. Ultimately, Ralph’s lack of confidence in himself is