Jack is the leader of the choir simply because he "can sing C sharp." He obviously rules the choir by intimidation, as they are afraid even to sit or take off their hot cloaks and hats without his permission.
He is rude and bossy, demanding to know where the adults are and telling Piggy (whom he calls "Fatty") to "shut up" because he is "talking too much." When the boys hold an election, no one votes for Jack until the choir reluctantly raises their hands for him.
When he loses, Ralph can see that Jack is mortified and offers him the chance to be head of the choir; Jack quickly agrees and says he will be in charge of the hunters.
Jack is not a good leader because he becomes obsessed with hunting; he only cares about the others if and when they can help him him hunt.
As Ralph puts it, 'The trouble was, if you were a chief you had to think, you had to be wise.' As a result, he was always thinking of the future.
The second type of leadership in Lord of the Flies is self-appointed leadership, which is someone who takes power for themselves rather than being elected. Our certified Educators are real professors, teachers, and scholars who use their academic expertise to tackle your toughest questions.Educators go through a rigorous application process, and every answer they submit is reviewed by our in-house editorial team.When Jack orders his tribe (which is now everyone on the island except Ralph) to kill Ralph, he means it. A little boy who wore the remains of an extraordinary black cap on his red hair and who carried the remains of a pair of spectacles at his waist, started forward, then changed his mind and stood still.If the boys had not been rescued, Jack would have gained complete control of the island--or what was left of it after he nearly burned it all. When the naval officer arrives, however, the readers are reminded of just who and what Jack really is. By the end of the novel, Golding refers to Jack only as the chief of his savage tribe.He maintains obedience by violence and he even attacks Ralph directly with his spear.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.Think about any groups you've been in that had a leader. In this group, there are three main types of leaders: elected, self-appointed, and background, and there's one main character to represent each type.Maybe a captain of a football or a debate team, or a club with a president. The character that represents elected leadership is Ralph.