It is hard to trust prendick as a narrator because of

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why is he unable to give a simple, factual story? It is hard to trust Prendick as a narrator because of this fact. Secrecy is an obvious theme in The Island of Doctor Moreau . The entire novel revolves around forbidden knowledge; however, secrets are a specific form a said knowledge. Initially, the island itself is somewhat of a secret. After saving Prendick, Montgomery hints that his living quarters are not very civilized, but fails to tell him that it is inhabited by a strange breed of human and what one may consider a “crazy professor”. Montgomery is also very secretive about how he came to the island. Multiple
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times he begins to tell Prendick details of the “foggy night” that lead him there but as Prendick questions him he hesitates then changes the subject. Montgomery again dodges Prendick when he questions the pointed ears of the man that brings his food. Information and ideas are not the only secrets of the novel; objects are also hidden from Prendick. He is unaware of what is behind the locked door in his room and is simply told not to use it and Moreau himself states that the object in the box is a secret. It is strange that Montgomery would bring Prendick to the island if he had the intention of keep so much information from him. Why would he give Prendick the opportunity to inhabit the land
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