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The Call for Chief - Benjamin Seing
Power behind the throne
For decades the presences of executive assistants have been crucial to the success of their boss. Executive assistants play an active role in organizing almost every aspect of life for their manager. The reality is that many bosses would be lost without their executive assistant. In today’s modern societies executive assistants are often expected to have both managerial skills and a much greater involvement in what their boss does.
Throughout the book, Piggy helps Ralph in almost every difficult situation he gets put into because of his position as leader. For example, in chapter two of the novel Piggy helps Ralph by organizing and identifying all of the boys as he records all of their ages and names. Piggy also brings up a variety of logical ideas that could help them as a group but they were useless because no one would listen to him. Later in the novel, Piggy becomes Ralphs advisor telling Ralph everything he needs to know as a leader. Ralph then would reiterate the information to the rest of the boys in a charming manner. Another example from the novel “Smoke, he said, we want smoke.” He turned on the twins fiercely. “I said ‘smoke! We’ve got to have smoke.” There was silence, except for the multitudinous murmur of the bees. At last, Piggy spoke, kindly. “Course we have. Cos the smoke’s a signal and we can’t be rescued if we don’t have smoke.” I knew that! Shouted Ralph (p.173). In this situation, Piggy had to explain to Ralph why the smoke was pivotal to the success of their rescue off the island. Piggy’s intellect was imperative to Ralphs success as a leader.
Lawmakers Or Power Holders?
Authoritarian ideals, systems, and people are thought by many with more democratic minds to be detrimental to society, and rightly so. After all, they are largely conflicting ideologies on opposite sides of the government spectrum. While this opinion will likely never dissipate, one may analyze why it is that there is such a great fear for those opposite each other. When there is conflict regarding governing systems, the conflict often stems from fear of those who will abuse the power they are given. To soothe these fears, people create rules and laws. However, the people who create these laws the ones who these very laws serve most. People create rules primarily so that they can attain more power.
William Golding’s book “Lord Of The Flies” is filled with metaphors about the establishment of our modern government and social structure. One particular boy, Jack, represents the “evil” that all man has. Jack and his hunters are coming back from a failed hunt. They enter a meeting, and Jack quickly assumes authority by slamming a knife into a tree. He picks up a shell and establishes a new rule. “I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak.”(33)This is followed by people objecting, but Jack overpowering them, and people soon getting riled up and agreeing with him. At first glance, this may appear to be Jack being thoughtful of the group and attempting to create order, but looking more into detail will show that Jack is looking out for himself, and giving himself more power.
Golding, William. Lord Of The Flies. New York: Penguin, 2006.
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English Essay - Lord of the Flies
The Environment Makes us Stranded
In William Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies, there is a change from preppy schoolboys, to reckless and what some could say, dangerous, individuals. The british boys experience an unexpected plane crash together and land on a mysterious island. As time starts to disappear, their good habits start to disappear along with it. The boys scavenge through the island that they landed on, in hopes of a return to a natural civilization. The boys go through ups and downs, but can't these experiences change a person? This essay is going to take an inside look at how a change of environment can change a person's natural behavior into something different. Sometimes it could be good and beneficial, but others times it could be unacceptable, and a shock.
The conch shell is an important part of this book through the boys. It gives a person a right on whether or not they are able to speak and to say their opinions on a topic. This is one of the many rules declared in this book after constant difficulties with the management of their talking time. “If I blow the conch and they don't come back; then we have had it, we shouldn't keep the fire going. Well be like animals. We'll never be rescued”(page.5). The impact is causing them to act like “animals”, as said in the quote. This makes me think about their environment and what it is doing to them. When the boys realized their situation, they started to discuss their next step. They understood that they were on an island that was off the grid.
Piggy has been known to not be a kid with great leadership skills, but on page (15), he says, “we got to find the others. We got to do something.” This was very unusual coming from Piggy. He relies on others in often circumstances. Piggy has been described as being the person to rely on everybody else. Leadership has never really been apart of his life, nor has it been in his interest. At this time, they were only on the island for a short period of time. The quick change of his personal behavior gives curiosity to how much they all developed over the time. Piggy is already doing things way out of his comfort zone.
This is similar to when celebrities become famous. These shifts from their average lifestyle to a completely new one can do something to them that could be both mental and physical. There are constant examples of celebrities gaining a lot of weight and becoming depressed. The change in lifestyle at times, makes someone go “crazy”. Like in the famous incident of Britney Spears back in 2007 of february 16th. Britney Spears reportedly shaved off all of her hair in a barber shop, by herself. Paparazzi was all around were able to experience it live. Nobody knows the real reason to why she decided to openly shave off her hair, but people think to believe that everything about publicity go to her head. That is what slowly is happening the all of the boys with the new adjustment to this lifestyle. Not publicity for them, but location and new adjustments.
A change in environment can change a person. It is usually never intentional, but when you have a routine and it breaks suddenly, it breaks a person's mind. This can go for many things like, school, relationships, food habits, and the list goes on. In the novel, The Lord of the Flies, there are many examples of this. I don't think that Goulding didn't want to get this message across. I think this message was very purposeful and has been shown behind corners for a reason. The author wanted you discover this on your own.
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The Truth about the evil leader
When people think of leaders, they imagine fearless and caring people who strive to better the lives of everyone they watch over. In society, being an effective leader is solving conflicts while still doing the most for your people. William Golding shows the ideal leader in Lord Of The Flies in the form of Ralph, who embodies the characteristics of an effective leader. While he was elected leader he slowly loses how over the kids on the island and that they stopped following him and turn to someone that they felt that was better. As the book is presented in the eyes of the perfective of ralph’s side and that he we say thought the conversation with Piggie showed that he believes that jack is bad even when he went and organized the boys on the island and making everything run smoothly. Like most leader Why are some of the most effective leader are considered evil?
The boys went and had a meeting with each other to bring order to the group and to get people to work together. During the meeting, one of the youngest children on the island told the kids that he had seen a snake monster. Piggie, Jack, and Ralph tried to calm him down. Piggy and Ralph tried to say that it just didn't exist and yelled at him while Jack tried to settle his fear by saying that it doesn't exist and if it did they would hunt it down. "’Ralph's right of course. There use, the snake-thing. But if there was a snake we'd hunt it and kill it’”(36). The book tries to put the moral dilemma that it the book present Jack as the bad guy and as a person who doesn't care about anyone else and that Ralph and Piggy are the good people and that people will follow them, but before the quotation Piggy and Ralph were yelling at the little kid, saying that the monster does not exist "'He says he saw the beastie, the Snake thing, and will it come back tonight?' 'But there isn't a beastie!'". This reaction was not from Jack, who we are told is a bad person; it was Ralph and piggy yelling at a frightened kid who thinks he saw a creature that could kill him. On the other hand, Jack calmed down the little ones fear by agreeing with Ralph but also telling the little one that if they ever see the monster that they will kill it. This reaction cause the the little one to calm down from his fear from the monster and also it calmed down the other smaller boys who were afraid of the monster. While the boys went and and appoint Ralph as their leader because he had plan but this seen anthesis why people are willing to follow Jack, while people will call jack bad and evil as a little kid you are going to be afraid of someone that is yelling at you instead of someone that isn't yelling.
During the Cultural Revolution in China, the leader Mao Zedong started to change the structure of the Chinese government into a Communist government. Throughout his leadership he helped cause cultural change by forcing his people to get rid of things from the ancient world, because he did this taking away his country heritage to bring China into the 20th century. While he was considered to be terrible for getting rid of chinese history and the willingness to allow some of his citizen to die to allow himself to transformed China from a third world country to a manufacturing, electronic and agricultural powerhouse. Jack in the book goes thought the same situation and that thought out the book he went and use the basic need of food and salfy to take power over Ralph. While the boys on the island killed and that the death of Simon was blamed on Jack because they were doing their ritual and Jack was leading to get the boys excited for hunting the beast and when Simon comes out of the woods stumbling, hunched over, and looking like the dead pilot who they thought was the beast. While ralph believes that its jack felt that simon died but he forgot that all of the boys attacked and killed simion without know it was him. While this does not excused his from his punishment that he does to the other boys but Ralph never knew about the punishment later in the book and so Ralph ralfe anger and fear of Jack is from his his ability to rally the kids and make the follow order better than he can.
Thought out the book Lord of the flies there is a power struggle between Jack and Ralph witch cause the boy on the island to take side on what leader they believe in. Looking through the eyes of the character that are not named in the book you can see that Jack ability to use people fear and the ability lead over power Raph long term thinking because Jack allowed the boys to feel safe living on the island under Jack because he can calm or enhance their fear, while Ralph is trying to get off the island and trying to plan for the staying on the island he could not calm the boys fear of the beast and to take good leadership over the boys. While the leadership on the island is trembling at best in the real world leadership mirror the leadership and that thought out the world there are leader at are are put in hard situation that when they have to make the hard call. This becomes problematic when people who disagree with the action of the leader start labeling the leader as bad, evil, and unqualified just because they did not like one or two action that the leader had to do instead instead of look at the leader as whole because people only really remember the bad what people do instead of the good.
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Golding, William. Lord of the flies. Place of publication not identified: Hodder Education, 2016. Print.
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