In Lord of the Flies one of the central conflicts is Jack's alliances (known as the hunters) versus Ralph's alliances (made up primarily of Piggy, Simon, Samneric, and some Little Uns).
This conflict emerges almost immediately because Ralph (at Piggy's direction) blows the conch shell and attracts the surviving boys on the island. Jack is the leader of the choir boys. On page 20, Piggy instructs Ralph to use the conch:
“We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us—”
When the surviving boys see Ralph and the conch, they immediately associate the conch with leadership and order. They assume Ralph, due to his age and his ability to blow the conch, is a leader. The choir boys emerge, led by Jack, and it is evident that Jack considers himself a natural and predetermined leader.
"The boy who controlled them was dressed in the sameway though his cap badge was golden. When his party was about ten yards from the platform he shouted an order and they...
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