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The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau

by H. G. Wells

Primitivity Quotes

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I could not persuade myself that the men and women I met were not also another Beast People, animals half-wrought into the outward image of human souls, and that they would presently being to revert,—to show first this bestial mark and then that." (22.5)

Prendick sees the mark of primitivity in the so-called civilized citizens of London. They cannot escape the fact that, just like the Beast Folk, they are still animals. And that's London! To really see humanity acting out its animality, you need to be in LA when the Lakers take home the trophy.

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