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The Island Of Dr. Moreau Analysis

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People look to religion for answers. Why was I put on this Earth and for what purpose? The beast people are asking the same question. Dr. Moreau answers their calls. He created the creatures by performing vivisection and science experimentations. They worship him. Dr. Moreau is a godly figure to the creatures. Moreau’s godly figuratism on the island is similar to a religion. In the novel The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, the creatures look to Dr. Moreau as their creator and their ‘God’ by singing about Moreau, their fear of his power, and where the story takes place. Moreau brainwashes the animals to strip them of their animalistic ways by embedding the rules of the island in their chant. This chant is similar to the bible God’s disciples wrote in the form of verses to show examples of how religious people should live their lives if they want to live on with God in eternity and go to Heaven. “Not to go on all-Fours; that is the Law. Are we not Men? Not to suck up drink; that is the Law. Are we not Men? Not to eat flesh or fish; that is the Law. Are we not Men? Not to claw bark of trees; that is the Law. Are we not Men? Not to chase other Men;…show more content…
With chants and songs, the beast people praise Moreau for what he has done for them. “His is the House of Pain. His is the Hand that makes. His is the Hand that wounds. His is the Hand that heals. His is the deep salt sea. His are the stars in the sky.”(43). All beastly eyes turn to Moreau. Moreau is the maker and healer in their eyes. The island is an enclosed space where Moreau can be superior. There isn’t anybody there that can take the power away from him. Even when Moreau dies, his superior power lives on. Beast people still shudder when they hear his name. The creatures thought since Moreau was watching the law must live on. Even when they could not see him, they were told to have faith. Knowing that Moreau was watching gave the beasts purpose. It gave them
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