The Island of Dr. Moreau resembles the Garden of Eden, except in Wells' distorted version, man has seized God's role as creator. Edward Prendick is a castaway, rescued and taken to an island by a man named Montgomery. After being kept in a room for several days, Prendick wonders what is happening outside of the four walls he is trapped in. He eventually meets Dr. Moreau: a scientist expelled from England for the illegal vivisection of animals. On his island, Montgomery brings back animals so that Moreau can continue with his experiments. He is trying to turn humans into animals. Eventually Moreau is killed by his latest experiment, and Montgomery follows not long after. Prendick f...
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