Jack storms away from the meeting with his hunters, who make horrific sounds in the darkness.
The mask serves a few purposes. He races to the top but is unable to light it in time. How did the littluns spend their day? His mask liberates him from the rules of civilization. The arguing continues.
The boys have been ejected safely from the plane and have landed on a remote island. What rule does concerning the conch is made? To begin with, it is populated solely with boys—the group of young English schoolboys shot down over the tropical island where the novel takes place.
The choirboys vote for Jack, but all the other boys vote for Ralph. No need to answer: 2 things should catch your attention. Jack paints his face for hunting. In this first chapter, Golding establishes the parameters within which this civilization functions.
In this regard, Simon emerges as an important figure to contrast with Ralph and Jack.