Chapter two reveals a few qualities of Piggy. The reader can see that he is a "whiner" - when the boys won't listen to him, he quickly begins to whine about their situation. We also see that he unlike most of them is really taking the situation somewhat seriously. He informs the group that no one knows where they are, he lectures them on establishing and following rules, and he is critical of their fire building. He also adamantly insists that the boys respect the authority of the conch shell and the person holding it.