The beasts lost their lives. Prendick himself was
The Island of Dr. MoreauThe Island of Dr. Moreau is a story that questions the ability of menplaying God.
The balance of nature is put to the ultimate test as a man by thename of Charles Edward Prendick stumbles across an out-of-control experimentthat fuses man with animal.At first glance, this tropical paradise seems idyllic. But deep in thejungles lies a terrifying secret. Moreau and Montgomery have been preformingscientific research on human beings and the experiment goes terribly wrong.They have ignored the most fundamental law of the jungle: survival of thefittest.
The first illustration is a drawing of Doctor Moreau explaining hisstatus on the island to Prendick. Prendick has been finding out things that heshouldn’t have been knowing, and he demands answers. He gets his answers fromDr. Moreau but he hears things that are unimaginable. Moreau explains how hemutates humans into beast-like animals. For the rest of Prendick’s stay on theisland he maintains an uneasy feeling and he wishes he never arrived on thisisland.The Next sketch illustrates the beasts new thirst for blood, which is amajor turning point for the story.
Roaming free, these beast-people are highlyintelligent with murderous instincts. Their thirst for blood is pacifiedthrough a combination of sedatives and shock discipline. But events triggeredby Prendick’s unexpected arrival are about to break Moreau’s God- likedomination over these resentful creatures.The last drawing in my visual essay symbolizes a catastrophe. This wasa point in the novel were all hell broke loose. Prendick found himself in themiddle of a violent eruption between the doctor and his “family.
” Moreau,Montgomery, and most of the beasts lost their lives. Prendick himself was evenforced to kill. It ended up that he was the last one left on the island exceptfor a few beasts. Prendick later escaped the clutches of his captors and fleesthe island leaving behind terror, but taking a new life with him.
I chose not to use colour in my drawings because without colour afeeling of coldness is present and I felt Moreau was a cold person. DoctorMoreau was a complex man who felt he had to take the place of God.Unfortunately his scientific ways eventually cost him his life. Moreau thoughthe was doing the right thing, but by turning animals into humans he turnedheaven into hell. English