The Island of Dr. Moreau

tone of Edward Prendick

Does anyone know the tone of Edward Prendicks narration? how does it show his personality?

Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

Pendrick's tone is very matter of fact, almost as if he's simply telling the story rather than a part of it. His first person account doesn't always seem trustworthy, but the author also writes through his eyes, and therefore what he sees and the way he sees are of the utmost importance. Case in point, Pendrick spends so much time with the 'beast folk' that we perceive his opinion that their live are perfectly normal. They're not........... but he begins to see them that way. Therefore, his narration becomes untrustworthy.


The Island of Dr. Moreau