Lord Of Flies
Why do we choose the leaders that we do?: In the following paper, I\'m going to
attempt to explain why it is that we choose the leaders in which we do. There
are many various reasons why we pick certain individuals to lead us. The first
one, which is in no relation to Lord of the Flies, is by being appointed. People
are often predetermined leaders. One of the most obvious examples of this is
royalty. For thousands of years, sons and daughters of royal families are given
power when their parents pass on. If both king and queen pass on, and they have
no children, then the next closest relative will take power. "In the past,
chiefdoms existed in a great number of Polynesian societies on Pacific Ocean
islands, such as those that make up what is now Hawaii. Chiefdoms were the first
societies to have positions of defined, permanent leadership. Chiefdoms still
exist in some places under national governments. For instance, chiefs of the

Kpelle of Liberia are political leaders for the country\'s national
districts." Culture," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. ©

1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Another example of an
appointed leader is when a leader appoints someone to a position of power. In
this day and age, we do this in our own country. The president has the authority
to give members of his cabinet jobs that come with power. In the military,

Larkin 2 people are constantly advanced in rank. By doing this, they are given
more power and put into a position of leadership. However, this isn\'t the only
way people come into power. Many tribes (Indians, African, Eskimo) have
different systems of government. Some have several, leaders others have just
one. "Within most tribes, all groups commonly have about equal status.

Since every person belongs to a descent group, no one person ranks too far above
or below another. In some tribes, however, people known as big men might earn a
degree of higher status and respect than others by demonstrating bravery or
bravado." Culture," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. ©

1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This was exhibited by both

Ralph and Jack. First by Ralph by him electing to search for the
"Beastie" on Castle Rock. He knew that in order to keep his place as
the leader, he couldn\'t show fear. After Ralph was on the jetty, realizing that
he might loose any chance of power, Jack soon decides to overcome his fear and
follow. The second time was when the boys were climbing the cliff, once again to
search for the Larkin 3 Beast. This time, Ralph stayed behind and Jack went
first. Jack knew that being brave would get him more respect and put him one
step closer to being chief. Thus, by showing their bravery, the boys fought for
the position of leadership. And then, there\'s strength. Strength plays a big
part in leadership. In humans as well as wild animals. Many animals live in
pacts. Within this group are different classes. At the top of the chain is the
leader. For example, take the silverback gorilla. The silverback gorilla is the
leader of its group because he is able to take control and fight off enemies. If
there is a danger, he will confront it. However, if another silverback comes
along, challenges the original leader, and wins, the original leader will
abandon the group and live a solitary life. At this time, the winner will take
over. Strength has over come weakness, and the winning gorilla is rewarded with
power. Plus, within the group, there are two other subdominant male gorillas who
receive their power based upon their strength. This is common in many other
animals. Gorilla Dynamics," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. ©

1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Larkin 4 Leaders can
become leaders by using their talent. Their talent of talking. Speeches,
convincing the masses, ect. Adolph Hitler was a good speaker. Through his
methods, he was able to convince thousands of people to follow him. He brought
out peoples passions. Told them what they wanted to hear. Gave them someone to
blame for their problems. And by doing this, the people choose him to lead them.

They believed in him, his ideas, and, for the most part, many of his methods. We
pick our politicians because of what they say. Why did the Republican Party
choose over ? Because he was a good speaker. With his words he was able to
convince his party that he was the right choice for the Presidential candidate.

Labor Union Leaders are chosen as well because