The Question and Answer section for Lord of the Flies is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Jack is able to play upon the fear of the boys. He realizes that it is in his best interest that the boys believe in a beast. Jack's "protection" from the beast makes him look strong and Ralph, who is more rational about the beast, look weak. Jack...
Anybody that wants to speak during the meeting must have the conch. Only Ralph, being chief, can interrupt them.
Page numbers differ depending on what copy you have.