The Lord of the Flies begins with the character Ralph on the beach. This is where Ralph meets Piggy. The two boys were on a plane, which was shot down over the ocean. The lost boys try to look for pilot but cannot find him. They discover a conch shell, which they used as a trumpet or horn. The sound from the shell summoned the other boys that were on the plane to the beach. Among the boys the oldest is 12 and youngest around 6, there are no adults. There was also a boys’ choir who dressed in black gowns and was led by a boy named Jack. Piggy gets teased by the choir and some the other boys. The group of boys decide to vote for a leader between Ralph and Jack. Ralph wins the vote but allows Jack to lead the choir as the hunters.
Ralph decides that the boys must first determine if it was an island and if it was inhabited. Ralph chooses Jack and another choir member named Simon. Piggy is ignored and not allowed to join the boys to explore the island. While the boys explore the island they start to get to know each other and are exhilarated. On a peak of one of the hills the boys discover that they are on a island and there are no signs of civilization. As the boys find there way back to the beach they find a pig caught in the vines. Jack steps in to kill it but is hesitant and the pig frees itself.
After returning Ralph uses the conch to calla meeting. He announces what they’ve discovered. Ralph not only speaks about the fact that there are no adults and a need for hunters but at meetings whoever has the conch shell will speak and others will listen.
The possibilities of danger and rescue arise. Piggy talks about how no one knows they have crashed, one of the little boys talk about seeing a “beastie” a snake like creature. Ralph proposes that the group should build a signal fire so that ships that pass by might see and know someone is trapped. The boys set the fire and notice it quickly dies down, so Jack volunteers his group