The Characteristics Of Leadership In The Lord Of The Flies

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Leadership, the ability that people tend to have that allows them guides, directs, or controls a group it has been around for centuries, and nowadays having someone to depend on through a time of crisis or just be in charge of a selection of people is a normal thing that we kind of expect, and it makes sense, those who are qualified enough should be the ones to help us through something tragic. But what if all of a sudden a group of people got lost without a leader and none of them were technically “qualified” enough to lead the group, what would they do? Well they would most likely grab the person that is the most qualified out of all of them. Which is right where the children in The Lord of the Flies fall and they seem to have only four…show more content…
The characters must be able to either have more than one specific strength or back it up with a legitimate ability than can make them worthy enough to be considered “lord of the flies”. Ralph surprisingly is the one that fits this criteria, he’s smart but not a genius and makes up for this by being able to stand up for himself, he’s civilized but he can snap and become a savage like the others however that “snap” usually occurs when he’s pushed enough and it is a rarity in the book, and he wants to see the people survive and advance and while he may not be as strong and as skilled with a spear as Jack and his hunters remember that being that he scared off the boar by hitting it directly in the nose with his spear, he could become a better hunter than even Jack while still being able to think things through properly. This choice is a matter of process of elimination, get rid of the ones who would fail the most at being chief and you end up with the one who is technically the best chief, and that should be enough to prove that Ralph is the best choice for those children… at least until Ralph’s father shows up to save them… that is going to happen right?.....

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