Leadership―an ability characterized by a person's capability to command, organize a plan of action, and recruit followers who will undertake these tasks. In the novel, Lord of the Flies, author William Golding illustrates this trait using two distinct characters with starkly different approaches to leadership: Ralph and Jack. When a plane crashed onto the island, a group of school-aged boys were found stranded, amid the destruction of war above. At first, there is a sense of concordance on how the island was to be run, as the wielder of the conch, Ralph was democratically elected. Ralph executes his orders with the objective of survival; he puts the boys on the island to work, making huts, scavenging the new territory, and hunting for food.
It is important for everyone in the world to know that Frank Abagnale is a kind hearted person that should never be viewed as an overall negative individual. Frank Abagnale does not deserve to be labeled as a poor person because he never completed any actions that would cause him to deserve that title. Frank Abagnale is an immensely intelligent man that was forced into the life of crime and took advantage of the opportunities he came
As Golding describes, with his “thick glasses”(1) Piggy is the only one who has the ability to think calmly and logically, even after being constantly bullied by everyone. His glasses fix his myopia and allow him to see a bigger picture of the world around him whilst gaining knowledge. Piggy, who is younger than Ralph, has much more knowledge than any other boys, for instance, he knows how to use a conch and also the importance of law and order. Piggy had observed a conch at someone’s place thus, if it weren’t for Piggy’s logical thinking, Ralph would not have been able to call an assembly and gather all the boys stranded on the island by blowing the conch. The idea of making a list of all the boys’ names so no one is lost is also thought by Piggy.
The “thwarted selfishness, his unadmitted desires, the swear words he never spoke, the murders he didn’t commit.” as Le Guin states it. The man is the conscious reality and, in Le Guin’s words, “all that is civilized-learned, kindly, idealistic.” Our shadow is creative and destructive, but not solely evil. It is the “animal” side of our minds. Our Self, our conscious mind, is unity and harmony; the understanding of our psyche. Le Guin argues anyone who confronts these ideas is very creative and successful.
Lord of the Flies is a passage into the very existence of humanity. The very last part of the book is full of rage and violence. The violence could be blamed on the lack of vital nutrients the boys where facing but more likely the motives of Jack and his party is related to the emotional impact of their stay on the island. The impact of the island and lack of adults lent to the overall outcome of their stay. Starting out the group of boys were scattered around the island and in tiny huddles of boys.
Fortunately for Trevor, the gang appreciates “possibilities about his brooding silence” (1)1 and accepts him as a member. Additionally, the “odd quality of danger, of the unpredictable” (1)1 that he projects intimidates them. Thanks to this quality and his silence Trevor is perceived as tough. When Blackie laughs at Trevor’s plan to destroy Old Misery’s house, he stops abruptly “daunted by [Trevor’s] serious implacable gaze”. (3)1 Even
When one is not used to thinking for themselves, this can lead to the naive nature of Candide. After having multiple life experiences and seeing how cruel human nature can be, is a way of being exposed to educating yourself through real life experiences. Even after going through hard times and many negative experiences Candide remains optimistic. He may have been enlightened through his life experiences that in the end leads him to think differently. From the beginning Candide is introduced as a naive and very gullible man, he believed everything anyone would tell him.
“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” (Disney, “Leadership Quotes”). The defining qualities and principles of a respectable leader vary in the eyes of people, and William Golding’s novel, “Lord of the Flies”, imaginatively exemplifies how such beliefs can bring about a struggle in power between those whose opinions oppose each other. In his novel, two boys named Ralph and Jack emerge as leaders, after the plane carrying their group of boys’ crashes onto a deserted island. Each of them possesses their own ideas about the most practical plan of action the group must undertake in order to lead everybody to safety, rescue and survival, and in carrying out these plans, Ralph demonstrates an admirable understanding of the boys’ needs, as exhibited in his democratic manner of election, ability to empathize with them, and general attention to the bigger picture of the situation in which they have been placed, unlike Jack who gains his authority through the fear of the boys and acts on impulse, rather than rationality. Through his characterization of Jack & Ralph as two highly contrasting individuals,
Firstly, Nick’s opening narration is iconic, and maybe one of the best beginnings ever: “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since: Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” We see that Nick is gentle and never underestimate anyone, which makes him the only one to sympathize with Gatsby. Nick 's open-mindedness gives him a deeper perspective on the people around him and protects him from falling subject to the glitzy, superficial materialism of the 1920s. This iconic narration help us to increase our real life capacity for empathy. We can be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and view the world from their
At first glance when “Lather and Nothing Else” is interpreted it's hard to believe that an innocent little barber could have such dark thoughts, but his thoughts don’t become actions. The Captain, on the other hand, has no problem turning thoughts into actions. In many ways the characters can relate to each other because they are both brave, enemies, and serious about their jobs. What sets them apart is their ability to follow through with their thoughts and their value of human life. Overall, both characters have interesting and diverse qualities about