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The Leader In All Of Us

1020 words - 5 pages

A leader is someone who leads a group, organization or country. Furthermore, a good leader is someone who has the ability to lead people effectively using only their positive leadership qualities. The novel Lord of the Flies illustrates that everyone possesses a variety of positive leadership qualities, as is evident through Jack, Ralph, Simon, and Piggy's different leadership qualities.
A few positive leadership qualities Jack possesses are qualities such as bravery, authoritativeness and dedication. Jack illustrates bravery when he grabs a hold of the boar and risks getting wounded. The dedication Jack exhibits is apparent throughout the novel by the way he dedicates his time to finding meat for the helpless boys. Lastly, Jack's authoritativeness is depicted when the boys and littuns all obey his orders. Jack's authoritativeness is apparent when he says “Go on!” and the two savages respond together by saying “The chief has spoken” (155). These lines demonstrate that the two savages think highly of Jack and respect his authority. To conclude, Jack Merridew possesses many positive leadership qualities that would make him an effective leader of the group of lost and scared boys.
Some positive leadership qualities Ralph possesses that make him a constructive leader are qualities such as optimistic, resourceful and orderly. For instance Ralph is illustrates being resourceful due to the fact he used the conch as a device for communicating and keeping order. Ralph illustrates being orderly through keeping the group organized by calling meetings and set rules in place. Lastly, Ralph exhibits being optimistic when he tells the boys that they need to create a fire so a ship may see the smoke and rescue him. Moreover, all the boys give up hope for being rescued and let the fire burn out, but Ralph stays optimistic and is confident that they will be rescued. Ralph shows that he is optimistic and orderly when he says:

Listen, everybody. I’ve got to have time to think things out. I can’t decide what to do straight off. If this isn’t an island we might be rescued straight away. So we’ve got to decide if this is an island. Everybody must stay round here and wait and not go away. Three of us will go on an expedition and find out. I’ll go, and Jack, and, and…? (20)
These lines demonstrate that Ralph is optimistic about being rescued. Not to mention that these lines also demonstrate how Ralph is orderly because he thinks rationally and devises a smart plan to check if they are really on an island, and he maintains the order by telling the boys exactly what they must do. It is clear that Ralph is a constructive leader due to the fact he possesses positive leadership qualities such as optimistic, resourceful and orderly.
Piggy is a brilliant leader because possesses positive leadership qualities such as educated, sensible and innovative. For example Piggy exhibits being sensible by telling the other boys that nobody knows where they are because they never...

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