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Essay | A Comparative Study of Jack and Ralph as Leaders in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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A Comparative Study of Jack and Ralph as Leaders in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Summary: It compares them as leaders and analyses what they symbolise.
I disagree with the statement that Jack is the best leader and that Ralph is the worst leader. Ralph did not have the qualities necessary to keep the boys under control for the long term. However, Ralph does have good qualities. The qualities of the both boys will be discussed below.

Ralph was elected leader at first because of his charisma. He was also the oldest and was the one with the conch. The little ones voted for him as he was one with an attractive appearance and had the conch. He is described as "But there was stillness about Ralph that marked him out: there was his size and attractive appearance; and most obscurely, yet most powerfully, there was the conch" This shows that the conch is symbolic of power and he...

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