Lord of the Flies Essay | Leadership and Authority in "Lord of the Flies"

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Leadership and Authority in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: Comparing Ralph's and Jack's views on leadership and authority in the novel, "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.
Leadership and authority are two attributes of an individual that generates respect and cooperation of followers. Though Ralph and Jack are little boys, they are still able to gain the respect of the others with power and authority. The first quality of a leader is the fact that he or she has followers that respect him or her. The second quality of a leader is the power of authority of his or her supporters. In this novel, whoever received these qualities first would become the "perfect" leader in the minds of the followers. Even though someone may gain these two attributes, it does not mean that he or she is necessarily the proper leader, it simply means that he or she is the effective leader for the specific followers. In the novel, Ralph's ideas of leadership seemed morally correct, but in the...

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