Leadership In Lord Of The Flies

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Leadership A wise man once said, “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me” as said by Batman, in Batman Begins. In this movie, a hero is face with many difficult choices that define his and the lives of the ones he loves, as well, as it turns out now having finished the movie, the lives of Gotham itself. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Ralph and Jack are also tried again and again with discovering that being a leader is a burdensome task. Jack seemed like a good, British boy, who led the choir, did his chores and obeyed his parents and teachers. He must have been that way at least until he got onto the island. One would never have expected Jack to end up killing two children, although Roger really killed the second child, it was Jack’s influence that led to this. Ralph however seemed to remain the same on the outside world, as well as on the island. Golding used Jack and Ralph’s leadership to symbolize…show more content…
He knew that Jack could be a problem when he was chosen leader and not Jack. So, in order to appease him, Ralph let Jack lead his choir, and decide who they want to be. Ralph creates rules and laws for the boys to follow so that they will be safe and happy. Ralph looks into the future and sees it is necessary to have a fire so they can be rescued. He also realizes they will need shelters for night and if rain comes. The boys are attracted to Ralph because he called them with the conch. Ralph has blond hair, and blue eyes, which make him, look like a leader to the boys. Therefore, Ralph not only has an understanding of people, but good looks as well, turning him to be a respectable boy for the children. But Ralph also has an inability to think. “He tried to remember. “Smoke,” he said, “we want smoke.” …“I said ‘smoke’! We’ve got to have smoke!”… At last Piggy spoke, kindly. “’Course we have. ’Cos the smoke’s a signal and we can’t be rescued if we don’t have smoke”

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