Democracy is appealing to the masses because it allows everyone’s voice to be heard in any situation and a solution is often reached that appeases a majority of the people. Based on this logic, most individuals argue that Ralph is the superior leader because he takes into account the other children’s opinions and makes a decision based off of the discussions. However, these individuals overlook the boys’ true situation; they are children and cannot possibly be expected to understand the severity of the situation. Therefore, their youthful nature prohibits their ability to make wise choices in a democratic society. In an environment with a lack of structured government involved in a chaotic situation, the most efficient leadership approach would be an autarch that enforces a tyrannical regime.
Jack on the other hand, is a powerful, tall, strong boy. He feels envious of Ralph being elected as the leader, and starts to undermine Ralph’s leadership skills and refuses to listen to him. Although the boys respect Ralph, they see Jack as a free person of the island because of his power, and they start to follow him, also undermining Ralph’s leadership qualities. Jack’s power merely comes from his strength and confidence in front of the boys, making some of them feel intimidated and feel that they must listen to him. William Golding expresses power in many different ways, the book ‘Lord of the Flies’ shows how both power and authority cannot co-exist if one is envious of the
Another important character is Gebu he is Ranofer’s step brother and does not care for him as much as he should. He only gives Ranofer little food and not a big room. He cares for himself only and ends up kicking ranofer out. He has way more power than Ranofer and is the master of him so ranofer can not do much. So thats the character Gebu.
Piggy is one of the first characters introduced in the novel, and he is described as "the fat boy", which encourages the reader to like him and sympathize towards him, even if nobody else does. Piggy proves to have a great deal of importance as his knowledge and common sense is profound compared to the other boys among him. For example, he is the first to recognize that their chances of rescue are very slim, he knows very well that the beast isn't real, and his ideas of survival surpass the other boy’s plans. Throughout the novel, Piggy remains wise, but this voice of wisdom is ignored. It is clear only in the book that Piggy is intellectually superior and physically inferior.
Later on in the novel, Piggy is one of the very few boys who are not savages. He didn’t become a savage because he didn’t believe in it or feared it like the other boys. His scientific approach was clearly one of the best. Simon has changing opinions on the beast. At first, he thinks that there could be a beast, but because he is shy, doesn’t fully admit that.
Jack definitely believes that rules are necessary in a community and that men must follow the rules. Merridew has friends. He is supportive and helpful: "At the return Ralph found himself alone on a limb with Jack and they grinned at each other, sharing this burden" (38). Jack knew the importance of friendship and teamwork. He loved helping Ralph and his wish was to make this island like a home for the boys.
-Okonkwo (Chapter 4)” Furthermore, in the Ibo society, a man is respected if he is fearless and courageous. Okonkwo would be the quintessential representation of such an individual. He is seen as a man incapable of affection or compassion because he rules his household with fear and a heavy hand. One can infer these qualities of Okonkwo by the following quote in the novel “Things Fall Apart. “Okonkwo was also feeling tired, and sleepy, for although nobody else knew it, he had not
Andy gets mean with his co-workers again and again, and dominates and bullies them. Jane is having a conflict as to how to resolve this problem as she cannot fire Andy, because “of his numbers”. He is always right and is the best at his job. His main motive is that all the work is done effectively and timely, and when his co-workers slip a bit in doing their work, he lashes out at them and behaves rudely. His intenstions are correct but his delivery of expression is wrong.
He was young and illiterate but this did not suppress the fact that he was well capable in carrying out his duties. However, not everyone liked him. The overseer, John Claggart, disliked Billy the moment he set eyes on him. Billy however did not come to understand that Claggart hated him thus was not cautious when dealing with him. Thus, it was easy for Claggart to come up with a plot, thereby accusing Billy of planning rebellion among the fellow workers in the ship.
He is not aware of the fact that reasonable arguments do not affect the other boy’s father but only provokes him furthermore. The name of the other boy’s father is unknown, but he is described as a big man. He seems indifferent when his son throws sand at Larry. His indifferent makes it easy for one to see his ignorance and that he finds amusement provoking other people with his rude and inconsiderate behavior. His behavior is very hostile and threatening but also very relaxed.