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— by Kirstie Kirstie
Even though this is technically not an event, i believe it has the most significance in Chapter 2. For me, the sun setting demonstrates a strong change in atmosphere, enflicting fear upon the boys. As the sun goes down, Piggy takes control and shouts at the rest of the boys. Then just as the sun is about to set it is discovered that the little boy with the birthmark is no longer visible. Before the sun was setting the atmosphere and attitudes of the boys were over excited and uncontrollable. As the sun goes down, their hopes and chances of being rescued go down with it. Darkness represents a common fear for many people, and night time is when the big beastie and snakes come out. This island is a different place in the darkness.