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Why should Jack be the leader?

Jack fits the role of the leader because of his survival skills, determination, and concern with the well being of his tribe.

Supporting Evidence

"We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything," (Golding 58).

"...I'll split up the choir-my hunters, that is-into groups, and we'll be responsible for keeping the fire going-" (Golding 59).

"Ralph was on his feet too, shouting for quiet, but no one heard him. All at once the crowd swayed toward the island and was gone-following Jack," (Golding 52).

"I painted my face-I stole up. Now you eat-all of you..." (Golding 104).

"Jack pointed suddenly. 'His specs-use them as burning glasses!' Piggy was surrounded before he could back away," (Golding 55).

"...Fear can't hurt you more than a dream," (Golding 116)."