The Question and Answer section for Lord of the Flies is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
In the first meeting Ralph talks about fun and freedom.... a repose before they're found and return home. By the second meeting, Ralph comes to the realization that even time in paradise requires order, rules and specific responsibilities.
Ralph's father is a commander in the Navy.
"I could swim when I was five. Daddy taught me. He's a commander in the Navy. When he gets leave he'll come and rescue us. What's your father?"
Jack draws his knife but pauses before he has a chance to stab the pig, which frees itself and runs away. Jack insists that he was merely looking for the right spot on the pig on which to stab it, but his white face suggests that he is...