Lord of the Flies "Best Leader"

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“A good leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” (Rosalyn CarterDaily). In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of young British boys are left to fend for themselves when their plane crashes on a deserted island. Without any adult supervision, the boys slowly revert to a much more primitive state. Yet, one boy, Ralph, took position as leader from the start and tries to guide they boys in the right direction. Ralph is a superior leader, not only because he remains civil their whole stay, but because he is courageous, caring, and keeps a fair democracy among the whole group. Even though Ralph is only a 12 year-old boy with no real conscious of the new world around him, Ralph took position as chief. “I’m chief then.” (Golding 23). Ralph upholds the responsibility as chief because he knows he has to somehow guide the boys until they were rescued. Although he is afraid of what lay ahead, he becomes brave and takes position with confidence. Apart from taking a risky position as leader, Ralph shows bravery by taking risks so the other boys do not have to. He, for example, went down to the red cliff where the boys think the beast could be hiding. “...[He] realized with surprise that he did not really expect to meet the beast and didn’t know what he would do about it if he did” (Golding 105). Ralph is skeptical-yes but he still knew that there was a possibility of the beast being inside the cliff. Although he is afraid and doesn’t know what to do about the beast, he knows that being brave and going into the cliff would give the boys a piece of mind, and that is all the reason he needs. Aside from being brave, Ralph shows excellent leadership by caring for everyone on the island. From the beginning, Ralph makes it clear that the most important thing to do on the island,

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