The Island Of Dr Moreau Analysis

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During one’s whole life there is always someone there to monitor them and to intercede if necessary. During childhood, it is the parents and during adulthood it is the government and the various form it takes, such as the police. During their childhood, children are taught to obey authority because adults know best. This ideal is represented on the island when Dr. Moreau takes on the authoritative father figure for the beast people although he does not give them the comfort of a father. When children move out of their house and start to live on their own, their government takes over the role of the authority figure from the parents. People do not act out due to the fear of punishment, which they are taught to fear. Moreau, all alone on the island, has no…show more content…
The novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau, is representative that when unchecked, men are the true beast if their impulses are allowed to run wild. When the readers first meet Dr. Moreau he has been on the island for eleven years. That is eleven years of Moreau being able to do whatever he wants to whomever he wants. When Montgomery is confronted about the ethics of his vivisection he responds with, “‘Never mind that,’ said Moreau. ‘At least spare me those youthful horrors’” (52). Moreau here, is so far gone after all of his years of vivisection, both on and off the island. Moreau, even in England, has never had any supervision regarding his experiments due to the unknowing English Parliament. Because of the fact that Moreau has not had that watchful eye trained on him his urges have always run free and the result of that is what the readers see on the island with the Beast People and the “House of Pain”. When someone used to the weight of societal norms confronts Moreau he responds with “‘But you see I am differently constituted. We are on different

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