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Are humans innately kind, or are humans really evil, masked by a façade of kindness worn in society? This complex part of human nature is explored in William Golding's Lord of the Flies, a plane carrying young English schoolboy's crashes on an island in the ocean in the midst of World War One. While the boys struggle to stay true to the "proper English way," two leaders, Jack and Ralph, emerge from the many conflicts that arise. Both Jack and Ralph show leadership qualities. However, Ralph displays his qualities positively, while Jack displays his qualities negatively. Ralph and Jack both accomplish incredible feats while stranded on the island ;albeit, the latter's achievements seem more heroic the Ralph's. All the other boys stranded on the island have strong perceptions about Ralph and Jack. Ralph keeps a poised, calmer demeanor during the story, while Jack has a very demanding personality. Because his leadership as a whole makes more or and impact on the boys than Ralph's, in the novel Lord of the Flies, Jack Merridew is the better leader.

Jack and Ralph booth show leadership qualities. Both boys, however, have different ways of expressing their authority through Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. Ralph is very committed to having a peaceful environment where all the boys on the island get along with one another. Ralph says, " ' With the conch. I'm calling meeting even if we have to go on into the dark. Down on the platform. When I blow it. Now' " ( Golding 75). However dire the situation, Ralph keeps his cool, and blows the conch. The conch shell is blown to call and assembly on the island. The boys get the turn to talk by holding it. This shows how Ralph leads very systematically, and...