The boys establish a model of civilization by first creating a hierarchy and, later, by organizing groups of boys who are assigned various duties.
The fact that Ralph's father is an officer in the military suggests that the boy's home life has most likely been structured. When Ralph takes the shell from Piggy and water runs from it, Ralph notices a hole. He then inspects the shell. It dawns on Piggy that Ralph is thinking of using this conch. When Ralph says, "we can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They'll come when they hear us" Piggy brightens. Piggy then asks, "That's why you got the conch out of the water?" (Ch.1). Ralph's only response is to have Piggy explain how his friend blew his conch.
After Jack Merridew and the boys of the choir respond to the call of the conch, Ralph recognizes Jack as having "the voice of one who knew his own mind." Jack, in fact, starts to take the lead by saying, "We've got to decide about being rescued"(Ch.1). Ralph suggests that there...
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