– Re: What is the most important thing that happens in Chapter 2?
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Chapter 2 holds more than one significant event, the fire, beast and Piggy’s outburst. But Piggy’s speech plays a very important part in the storyline. Piggy is often the ‘brains’ behind the good ideas and decisions made, and yet he is not taken seriously, he’s constantly insulted and humiliated, and never stands up for himself. “I got the conch! Just you listen!” Here Piggy has finally snapped, after all the interruptions, he has made a stand and shown his colours. However even with his anger, Jack is still ignoring the rules (person with the conch speaks), which could show that Piggy is doomed from the beginning, no matter what how he acts. He has shown himself to be weak and venerable, and so the other boys take advantage of this.