– Re: What is the most important thing that happens in Chapter 2?
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Personally I think that the fact that piggy is the only one to notice that a child is missing during his little rant, the child is missing within the fire and never found again suggesting that he is dead, the other boys still fixated on fire represents to me the fact that mankind is solely concentrated on science and the idea of development. However this leads to death, much like the atom bomb occurring at the time of the book, the fact that piggy is the only one to notice shows that he is the most rational and throrough thinking. He understands the need for calm and pacing, he also understands that with one "littl'un" missing the others will be scared, he forces this into the people around him making him the centre of attention to which he is insulted by Jack, making himself the most noticeable, attempting to silence the only rationality within the group, much like savagery does