Savage Leader In Lord Of The Flies

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A leader can have a negative, or a positive effect on people. A savage leader produces a savage society. Followers will follow what a leader does. People who are scared will follow someone who has a good presence about them. For, example on page 22 “But there was a stillness about Ralph as he sat that marked him out : there was his size, and attractive appearance; and most obscurely, yet most powerfully, there was the conch. The being who had blown that, had sat waiting for them on the platform with the delicate thing balanced on his knees, was set apart.” From this quote it shows the boys chose Ralph as chief because he was different from the rest. People may follow someone with a good presence, but they also follow someone who can make…show more content…
If someone doesn’t do what others are doing it is most likely people are going to follow them. On page 127 Jack says, “I’m not going to be a part of Ralph’s lot—I’m going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs. Anyone who want to hunt when I do can come too”. Right there is a great example when thought about. Because, right after Jack said all the fun things they would do as a tribe many of the boys followed and joined him. This may be a prime example, but there are smaller examples that many don’t notice or turn a blind eye to. A smaller example is when events turn serious many will no longer listen to their leader. On page 142 the boys are all discussing how the fire and rescue is most important, but Samneric get the conch and together say, “That must be fun like Bill says-and he’s invited us- to a feast-meat-crackling-I could do with some meat.” This is a good example because it shows that people will try and get out of the serious stuff and instead do what they think is most important which to them at the time was meat. Followers may follow people because they are doing something they like, but you can also force them to listen and strike them with
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