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The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau

  

by H. G. Wells

Dr. Moreau Timeline and Summary

  • Moreau initially refuses Prendick permission to live on his island. However, after seeing Davis set Prendick adrift at sea, he reluctantly lets Prendick stay.
  • The doctor allows Prendick to lives at the enclosure, but demands that certain doors be locked.
  • Excited about his new subject, he eagerly begins vivisecting the puma.
  • When Prendick accidentally walks in on Moreau's experiments and runs away, Moreau is forced to catch him.
  • Entering the Beast Folk's village like a king, he demands Prendick be given to him, but Prendick slips away.
  • Moreau explains to Prendick that he is vivisecting animals to try and create the perfect human form (not the other way around).
  • Weeks later, the puma escapes and Moreau chases after him alone. The two kill each other.
  • The vivisector's body is burned on a pyre with his experiments.
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