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  • "He says the beastie came in the dark" (36). An unnamed child is the first to realize there is a beast on the island. However, the older boys don't believe him.
  • "There's enough silly talk about beasts" (86). The children become afraid of a beast that comes out at night. Ralph tries to maintain order. Golding uses the motif to remind readers there is a threat on the island.
  • "He says the beast comes out of the sea" (88). Percival says the beast comes out of the water which frightens the children. Some of the kids believe a squid is after them. This causes an uproar at the assembly.
  • "Perhaps that's what the beast is- a ghost" (90). As the assembly continues, a boy suggests the beast is a ghost. Without an adult to ease their worries, the kids become more panicked. The motif makes the readers realize how young the boys truly are.
  • "We saw the beast" (99). The twins see the beast after lighting the fire. This causes the audience to question whether or not the beast is real. Ralph calls the rest of the boys to alert them of what the twins saw.
  • "He did not really expect to meet any beast and didn't know what he would do if he did" (105). Ralph found what he assumed to be the beast's home. He searched for the beast, but-being a child- he didn't know how to fight it off. The motif reminds the audience that even with the threat of a beast looming over them, Ralph struggles to act as a leader for the boys.
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