Theme Of Leadership In Lord Of The Flies

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Nelson Mandela once said, "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership." Leadership is one of the most prominent characteristics in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Ralph and Simon share many qualities; leadership not being one of them. In the light of Simon speaking his opinions it is easy to see he is an introvert; unlike Ralph, who is frank with expressing what he thinks is best for the group. Furthermore Simon and Ralph work to establish order, it is clear their motivation comes from different sources. (Ralph has a greater importance than Simon in the story. ) Hidden among the mass of choir boys Simon first begins to
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