.: The Lord Of The Flies :.
Junior English 3rd Hour
In the story “The Lord of The Flies we encountered a most interesting situation where a group of young boys are stranded on an island, presumably far away from all other land masses, where three boys stood out as leaders, of those who wanted order of stability. Those boys, Piggy, Ralph, and Jack all went about contributing as leaders, though Ralph was an actual leader, if only for a time, while Jack (a boy who has the whole “holier than thou” aspect going on and is power hungry) eventually steals away Ralph’s power and followers, but before that was the head of his own sect, the choir boys. However though ...view middle of the document...
Ralph lacked in keeping the boys in order i.e. the boys going to the bathroom all over and such, he also lacked the importantness of a leader having his people looking to him for advice, answers, and guidance, while Jack had that essentially… But in a very wrong way. Although Ralph was able to keep Piggy, Simon, and Samneric with him, that possibly showing that he is more rational, and appeals as a person of good instead of the evil and chaos Jack represented.
Ralph unfortunately lacked in control but, I believe if he so wished it he could have solidified his rule in much the same way as Jack, however I believe such a thing would not be so appealing to Ralph, so he did not go with said method. This may show that Ralph has a good moral center and believes in honest and other important virtues, as opposed to Jack who only wanted to be on top and have his way and words be right, without any room for dispute otherwise. I also believe that the reason Ralph did not do any screwed up unorthodox methods was that he himself did not believe he had the right or such to control the other boys and may have wanted to guide them in the right direction deep down, but however he had no inferiority or superiority issues unlike Jack, he only took charged possibly because he feared maybe what could happen...