Tracking a Character: Ralph
By Mayuri Raja, Augusta Tostrud, and Maggie Hohfeler
Kohlberg's Moral Stages
Level 2: Conventional Morality (smoothly functioning society)
- Stage 4: moral actions are those that live up to the expectations of the society
Level 3: Postconventional Morality
- Stage 5: moral actions are those that follow good laws/duty and support individual rights
- Stage 6: moral actions are those that help the most people and bring justice
Characteristics of a Leader
- flexibility: nothing ever goes as planned
- ability to communicate
- courage, tenacity, patience
- humility, honesty, integrity, fairness
QUIETLY THINK OF A PERSON IN THIS CLASS WHO BEST EXEMPLIFIES THE QUALITIES LISTED ABOVE.
Becoming the Chief
Adding Some Rules
Wishing for Another Chief
Downsides to Being the Chief: Thinking Required
Downsides to Being the Chief: Too Much Responsibility
Downsides to Being the Chief: Stress
Downsides to Being the Chief: Loss of Memory
Downsides to Being the Chief: Completely Worn Down
Lost: Jack Shepard the Natural Leader
2. How does Ralph's leadership compare to Jack's? How are the ways that they lead other similar, and how are they different?
3. How do the deaths of Simon and Piggy affect Ralph's leadership and personality?
4. How would protagonists in other books we have read this year (Guy Montag, Gregor Samsa, Minerva Mirabal) have reacted if they had been put in Ralph's situation?
5. Which other leaders in history have experienced similar negative effects of leadership that Ralph did?
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