The Island of Dr. Moreau
by H. G. Wells
The Island of Dr. Moreau Identity Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
When I saw their wincing attitudes and the furtive dread in their bright eyes, I wondered that I had ever believed them to be men. (16.56)
When Prendick sees the Beast Folk cower, he decides they're even less human than he previously thought. Because real people don't cry. It's true. We're pretty sure there's even a song about it; it's that true.
It may seem a strange contradiction in me—I cannot explain the fact—but now, seeing the creature there in a perfectly animal attitude, with the light gleaming in its eyes, and its imperfectly human face distorted with terror, I realised again the fact of its humanity. (16.84)
It seems Prendick flip-flopped since quote #7. After killing the Leopard Man, Prendick has had a change of heart. Better late than never, unless you're considering things from the Leopard Man's perspective. Kinda ironic though that it's the Leopard Man's very animality that makes Prendick realize his humanity...