Throughout this chapter, Ralph uses his power as leader to complain to the boys about how they are not following the rules. His tone and demeanor both help contribute to the group's distaste for his presentation.
After not allowing Jack, Piggy, or anyone else to talk, Ralph finally gets all his thoughts out. Jack and Piggy both take the floor at different times. Jack's message is met with great applause. Piggy is mocked, but Ralph actually realizes in these moments the logic behind Piggy's argument. In fact, his ideas are of such a clear nature and his message is so appropriate that Ralph realizes he needs Piggy to help him communicate. Piggy comes up with the idea to discuss the beast by letting one of the little ones discuss their fear. This gave the big kids the opportunity to dispell the fear.