Who Was Jack A Good Leader In Lord Of The Flies

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What type of qualities make up a good leader? There are many qualities that make up a great leader. Jack, from Lord of the Flies, exhibits three character traits that model what a leader should be. The first character trait Jack displays throughout the book, is by performing savage like actions. Jack would kill anything that stood in his way. For example, “Jack, faced at once with too many awful implications, ducked away from them. He laid a hand on the pig and drew his knife” (Golding, 53). Ralph, Jack’s leader, appointed him to go and hunt food for the entire group. Although Jack struggled at first, he became obsessed with hunting and devoted himself to the task. “Jack stood there, streaming with sweat, streaked with brown earth, stained by all the vicissitudes of a day's hunting” (Golding, 37). Through showing his savage ways, Jack was able to manipulate the others boys to represent the instinct of savagery within human beings. The more savage Jack became, the more he was able to control the group. …show more content…

Jack was put in charge to become a hunter, and always fulfilled his duty. “From the pig-run came the quick, hard patter of hoofs, a castanet sound, seductive, maddening--the promise of meat” (Golding, 37). In order for Jack to develop his group, he had to show that he was capable of providing for all of the members. "Tonight we're having a feast. We've killed a pig and we've got meat. You can come and eat with us if you like” (Golding, 109). He had to show that he could supply the meat and food so they could survive, which he did. Jack would go out and hunt for the food. Before the party had started a great log had been dragged into the center of the lawn and Jack, painted and garlanded, sat there like an idol. There were piles of meat on green leaves near him, and fruit, and coconut shells full of drink (Golding,

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