The Island Of Dr. Moreau This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   The key ingredient of this book is simplicity.

In other words, it is a classic. The evil, obsessed scientist struggles with his own creation. It is this placid, fantasy-glazed plot which makes the story so potent. The idea of merging human bodies with those of wild beasts is perhaps fatuous enough to touch the threshold of our imagination and possibly tempt us to cast it away, but it is that same wildly estranged idea which lures one into the story.

The tale is told through the eyes of Edward Prendick, the survivor of a collision between two ships in the vastness of the sea. He is rescued and brought to the island of the obsessed Dr. Moreau. His savior, Montgomery, represents the classic profile of a man whose life has gone wrong, and has sought refuge in the worst place possible. Prendick soon realizes what is truly happening within the confines of the doctor's laboratory. From there the story details the implications and outcomes of the obsessed doctor's beliefs.

The story also raises the issue of morality. Many books in today's society do not touch the subject of morality, but this book touches that topic which adds more depth and wonder to this artistically thoughtful tale


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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