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The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau

by H. G. Wells

Morals and Ethics Quotes Page 4

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Quote #10

"But one has sinned," said I. "Him I will kill, whenever I may meet him." (21.17)

The one in question is Hyena-Swine, the only Beast Folk Prendick truly fears. Notice how Prendick manipulates the moral system to turn his enemy into an enemy of the moral code itself by deeming him a sinner. Prendick has learned to play the moral game to his advantage, and that's pretty tricky of him, if perhaps not exactly, um, moral.

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