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Piggy moved among the crowd, asking names and frowning to remember them. The children gave him the same simple obedience that they had given to the man with the megaphones. (1.179)
The boys are still following the rules of society to which they were so accustomed before they ended up on the island.
“Shut up,” said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.”
“A chief! A chief!”
“I ought to be chief,” said Jack with simple arrogance, “because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.” (1.228-30)
The boys impose the standards of society upon themselves, and we see how absurd it is to base any merit on the skills of their old lives.
Ralph sat on a fallen trunk, his left side to the sun. On his right were most of the choir; on his left the larger boys who had not known each other before the evacuation; before him small children squatted in the grass. (2.2)
The boys naturally organize themselves in certain groups; existing affiliations and age govern their ties to one another.