– Re: What is the most important thing that happens in Chapter 2?
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All of these events present a change in the atmosphere on the island. the sun setting obviously creates darkness, but the darkness brings a mystery and fear now the 'beastie' is on everyone's minds. This fear is then multiplied by the loss of the boy with the birthmark. 'him with the mark on his face, I don't see him. Where is he now? the crowd was as silent as death.'
This event brings danger to the island, and a need for strong leadership but all the older boys seem to do is argue and that just worsens the situations.
In chapter two there are so many key events i'm not sure i can pick one out to be the most important. However a few of them such as the 'discovery' of the beastie, the boy going missing, and the sun setting all point to the finding of the boys' fear.