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Who is a better leader in Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Ralph or Jack?

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The two leaders who immediately rise to leadership on the first day after the boys crash-land on the island in Lord of the Flies by William Golding are Ralph and Jack; however, it is clear that neither of them is in this position because he has proven himself to be a good leader. 

Ralph has everything it takes to look like a leader. He is tall, straight, good-looking, and strong; during the elections, he stays above the noise and tumult, and the younger boys see his as a leader.

Jack started to protest but the clamor changed from the general wish for a chief to an election by acclaim of Ralph himself. None of the boys could have found good reason for this; what intelligence had been shown was traceable to Piggy while the most obvious leader was Jack. But there was a stillness about Ralph as he sat that marked him out: there was his size, and attractive appearance; and most obscurely, yet most powerfully, there was the conch. The being that had blown that, had sat waiting for them on the...

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