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William Golding's "Lord of the Flies"
A look at leadership qualities in William Golding's novel, "Lord of the Flies".
# 64950 | 1,242 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Apr 15, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper describes and analyzes the main characters in William Golding's famous novel, "Lord of the Flies" and explains how these characters exemplify specific leadership qualities, although not necessarily the best leadership qualities. The paper explains that Golding's book makes a statement about the dark side of human nature and the role civilization plays in controlling that dark side.

From the Paper:

"The first trait of a leader is that of democracy and the desire to use advisors. The first order of business is to have a leader elected. Although Ralph is reluctant at first, he calls together the survivors for an election of a leader. Ralph also creates laws, including the freedom of speech, a democratic trait. Ralph utilizes Piggy as an advisor. Piggy is certainly more intelligent than Ralph. The idea of creating a society in the uninhabited island came from Piggy's mind. It is Piggy who suggest having a meeting and keeping names. Ralph himself admits this fact, "Only decide Ralph as he faced the chief's seat. I can't think. Not like Piggy". Also the author says, "Only Piggy could have the intellectual daring to suggest moving the fire from the mountain", when Piggy suggested to move the fire from the mountain to avoid the beast."

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