He wants to be rescued, and his main focus is on that goal. So we've got to decide if this is an island.' Once they decide it really is an island by exploring, his main focus becomes keeping a fire going.
His very first act as leader is to figure out the best way to do this. They build a fire at the top of a mountain to increase its chance of being seen.
However, he has no charisma, and the boys constantly taunt him for his weight, his asthma, and his bad vision.
As a result, Piggy's leadership goes through Ralph.
However, he turns out to have some skill as a leader, or at least as someone people will initially listen to.
Ralph's focus is long-term, as a leader's focus often is. If this isn't an island we might be rescued straight away.Try it risk-free There are a number of ways a person can be a leader. There are a number of different ways a person can become a leader, or show leadership skills.In this lesson, you'll learn about the different types of leadership in 'Lord of the Flies,' and see how leadership is represented by different characters. William Golding's Lord of the Flies, is about a group of boys stranded on an island and vying for power.The final leadership type is background leadership.This is someone who's sort of running the show, but not explicitly.Self-appointed leadership is what we see with the character Jack. He starts out in charge of the choir, who eventually become the hunters. because I'm chapter chorister and head boy.' He's not elected, but Ralph puts him in charge of the hunters, and for a while Jack is content with this.At the first assembly, when they're choosing a chief, he comments, 'I ought to be chief. Before long, though, he becomes restless, and starts reacting against Ralph's authority.It's Piggy's idea to call the meeting, which Ralph does.Piggy seems content to let Ralph take credit for his ideas. So as we can decide what to do,' even though Piggy decided to call the meeting.In Lord of the Flies, the background leader is Piggy.He has the brains and organization needed to keep everyone together, keep the fire going, and make a sort of society.