Essay On Lord Of The Flies Leadership

1297 Words6 Pages
When judging leaders, it is easy to point out and scrutinize their decisions and actions. What most people forget to think about is the reason for such decisions. Many people hope to love their leaders and believe that they will guide them in the right direction. Sometimes, however, there are leaders that people may not love but that are more effective overall then the leaders that are loved. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the two main characters Jack and Ralph assume different leadership positions on the island where they are stranded. They quickly learn that their only hope for survival lies in their ability to maintain a sense of order. Rules are quickly established, and a leader is put into power. Through trial and…show more content…
This makes him more of a well respected leader because of how he handles his behaviors and showing his tribe how strong minded he is and how he will hold his ground if something bad were to ever happen. A leader should not care what others think about him because it impairs his decision- making and judgment. In Lord of The Flies, Ralph has a different style of leadership from the other boys. Ralph is a moral leader who is liked by many people. However, Ralph doesn't realize that to be a good leader, one must separate himself from the average person. The boys on the island do not listen to Ralph because they know that nothing bad will happen if they ignore him. When Ralph says that they need to build shelters, Jack and the boys say that they can't build because they need to hunt. When Ralph realizes that they are not hunting but, instead, relaxing, Ralph expresses his frustration at Jack. The shelters are not completed, and they do not all have a place to sleep at night. "You remember the meeting? How everyone was going to work hard until the shelters were finished?" "Well, the littluns are-" He gesticulated, sought for a word. "They're hopeless. The older ones aren't much better. D'you see? All day I've been working with

More about Essay On Lord Of The Flies Leadership

Open Document