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Re: What is the most important thing that happens in Chapter 2?
— by Beach! Beach!
Ok so loads of people have posted before me so I'm probably just repeating them but I have to say something.

I feel that chapter two is a very important chapter in the development of the characters. The most significant moment - I feel - is the death of the small birth-marked child. The anarchy of the boys and their out of control behaviour caused a child to be killed. However, the other children - apart from Piggy - do not see this and the thoughtlessness of their actions show Piggy in a true maturity that he has naturally, and it strikes up the real immaturity of the others in their haste to make fire and make believe that they are something else they do not consider the consequences of their actions as most children do not. Piggy only really grasps the seriousness 'he was gasping for breath' he can't put into words the horror of the realisation of their actions. This relates to later in the story as the group begins to develop into savagery which begins with the thoughtlessness of the building of a fire and the death of the child.