He then woke up and started to call for Ralph, he "...saw something moving among
the trees, something big and horrid." At that point most of the "little 'uns" and most
of the "big 'uns" started to laugh with a horrified sympathy. Right after they
stopped laughing Ralph exclaimed that it was a nightmare, and that he was walking in his sleep. The days following that meeting
were different than they had been. From that time on they sent expeditions of
hunters to find this "beasty" thing. At night some of the little boys had nightmares.
They screamed and cried. As time wore on, the big 'uns" became demoralized and
started to believe in it.
By the end of chapter five, Golding has increased the level of fear in the
minds of the boys. The boys are getting more afraid that they will never be found
after blowing their first chance by letting the fire go out.
The first acts of violence
between the boys have occurred. They are afraid that they are being watched and
hunted by some unknown creature. They have also started to become more savage
and enjoy violent acts, like slaughtering the pig: "Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill