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DEFEATER
01-17-2011, 12:06 PM
I've read this book, and clearly Moreau IS a god-like figure. What strikes me as odd is that the animals kill him. Montgummery, which could represent Christ, feeds the animals brandy at a type of communion, and he dies too. The sayer of the law (priest) tries to choke montugmmery (christ) and dies too! later, at the end, wells compares a priest to the sayer of the law babbling. It also has moreau's law faked on the animals. His law isnt really a law, just a way of maintaining power. This seems incredibly anti-christian, but I can't find any info about this online.

OrphanPip
01-17-2011, 12:28 PM
"Incredibly anti-Christian" is perhaps a bit too strong. Wells was an avowed agnostic and socialist, so a criticism of the role of organized religion in controlling people wouldn't be unusual.

Although, Wells' main goal in writing the book, apparently, was to criticize experimentation on live animals, particularly vivisection.