Who is the best leader - Ralph, Jack or Piggy?

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Who is the best leader - Ralph, Jack or Piggy?

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Who is the best leader - Ralph, Jack or Piggy?
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Daisy :)
Who is the best leader?
Ralph, Jack and Piggy all display good leader qualities in the first two chapters. Piggy has good ideas when it's just him and Ralph in the first chapter. I can see this by his first ideas when he talks to Ralph, 'We can use this to call the others.Have a meeting.They'll come when they here us-'. I think that this shows that Piggy thinks realistically. One problem with Piggy is that he deems scared to say some of his ideas sometimes as he tends to get overpowered by the other boys.
Jack, unlike Piggy is alot more confident when he enters the story and he instantly tries to take charge. You can see his leadership skills as soon as he enters the story as he is still taking charge of the choir also the choir look up to his as a rolemodel. When Jack and his choir enter the meeting he demands to know whether there is a adult on the island, 'Isn't there a man here?' i think this is because he wanted to take charge.
Ralph is alot more relaxed than both boys and doesn't seem panicked by being on the island alone with no adults. He later mentions that his dad is in the navy so he used to looking after himself, i think that this is a good quality as he is idependant but also it can be a fault as he may only look out for himself. Ralph also comes across very immature when all the boys are together as he tells everyone Piggy's name even though Piggy did not want him to 'he's not fatty, his real names Piggy!' this shows that he may not be mature enough to be a leader of so many boys.
Overall i believe that Piggy would make the best leader as his ideas are the best and also he does think realistically. Although is not confident i think that he can become more confident if the boys realise how good his ideas are.
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JoeHewett
Agreeing with Daisy, i believe that all of the boys contain there own personal strenghts in the ways of which they try to rule over the island. However in my opinion, Piggy is one of the best possible leaders, yet his lack of confidence and low self asteem holds his back from progressing to be anything but ralphs side-kick. He has good idea's and is generally a level headed young child, Piggy in the story is the represenatation of the rational side of civilisation. However due to his appearance and the way of which at time he conducts himself, he is never to be taken seriously enough to be listened too. Piggy is degraded from the start, the name calling of fatty is one that sends the other young boys on the island into a rage of laughter, giving him the role of the pathetic boy of whom cannot stick up for himself. First impressions mean alot, and unfortunately in this case, the first impression that way made for Piggy in the novel is one that saw him through until his death. His cofidence grows and falls like a rollercoaster, and the moods of the boys are generally directed towards piggy, as if he where the island's punchbag. Piggy is loyal, level headed, Naive yet clever, and almost sick with innocence, and too much regret the other boys of the island know how to take advantage of this, leaving piggy in his current state of self reflection. Piggy would make a great leader, yet his appearance and confidence will never give him the chance too do so.
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lauren :)
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I think that all boys provide valid leadership roles within the group of young boys, and in the begining there seperate abilitys are put to the best uses, it is only later on when the rivalry between key characters becomes more apparent that they begin to seperate. Ralph, Jack and Piggy all have different thought patterns and personalities, Jack has the strongest personality and is very vindictive which in a leader are promising qualities, however he is very head strng and fails to think before acting. Ralph has sensible and rational ideas and has everyones best intrests as top priority, but isnt as strong or demanding as Jack. His only interest is to get rescued and home safely as he represents civilisation, he wants all the boys to stick together to have the best chance of getting home but looses authority to Jack and becomes less optimistic, he is a good leader as he wants the best outcome for everyone, but he is not strong enough to dictate over the others, Piggy has no confidence in himselfs which means he could never be a leader as because he has no belief in himself the others fail to take notice of him as he has no authority over the boys. However he interprets many rational ideas and is more intellectual than he appears. Therefore all three boys have the potential to be good leaders but without eachother they do not have the ability to cover all areas of leadership. Personally I think that Piggy is the one with the best ideas and if he had the confidence he would be the best leader.