English 8/Period 1
23 September 2015
WTWTA BTIP Group Paragraph
What is the message about leadership?
In the novel “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, the author writes about a young boy named Max who wreaks havoc while wearing a wolf costume. He is told to go to sleep by his mother, and he soon is transported into a jungle. He finds a boat and sails to a land inhabited by ferocious monsters called “Wild Things” where he is crowned king because he is the wildest one of all. He holds an event where his kingdom can go wild, and he soon decides to go home. Despite the Wild Thing’s dismay, he goes home and finds that his mom brought his supper and it was warm. A leader who disciplines …show more content…
As a result, of that, the wild things let Max control them without objection and made him king. If the citizens are not trained and disciplined by their leaders, the people will not abide by laws because they are not being punished for their wrongdoings. As king, Max holds a Wild Rumpus, an event where he and his subjects can go wild, and everyone is enjoying the event. He shows his control by being able to stop the Wild Rumpus without consent. Though, during the wild rumpus, Max yells, “Now stop!” after the wild things got too wild and sends the wild things to bed without supper (Sendak). When the Wild Rumpus is at its peak of getting out of hand, Max demonstrates his ability to discipline the Wild Things by sending them to bed and not giving dinner. He is able to break up the Rumpus without objection, which means he can control his subjects. Leaders should be able to scrutinize an out-of-hand situation and resolve it quickly because if they don’t, their country will be in chaos and nothing will be able to be accomplished. Max left his kingdom because he came to tame and civilize them and that is what a good leader should do; fix all the problems and step down. In all of these cases, Max