The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Dog Man becomes a loyal companion to Prendick, believing in his authority and the Law even after the other Beast Folk have abandoned it. After society has crumbled, the Dog Man protects Prendick from the others until it too regresses into a complete animal and is eventually killed by the Hyena-Swine. Prendick’s association with the Dog Man bears a light narrative parallel to Moreau and his hound.

The Dog Man Quotes in The Island of Dr. Moreau

The The Island of Dr. Moreau quotes below are all either spoken by The Dog Man or refer to The Dog Man. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Publications edition of The Island of Dr. Moreau published in 1996.
Chapter 21 Quotes

“’We have no Master, no Whips, no House of Pain any more. There is an end. We love the Law, and will keep it; but there is no pain, no Master, no Whips forever again.’ So they say.”

Related Characters: The Dog Man (speaker), Edward Prendick / The Narrator
Related Symbols: The Beast Folk, The Law
Page Number: 93
Explanation and Analysis:
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The Dog Man Character Timeline in The Island of Dr. Moreau

The timeline below shows where the character The Dog Man appears in The Island of Dr. Moreau. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 21: The Reversion of the Beast Folk
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...the Beast Folk. Although he has one loyal subject who believes in his authority, the Dog Man , the rest have become indifferent, saying, “We have no Master, no Whips, no House... (full context)
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Morality, Survival, and Circumstance Theme Icon
...Prendick’s life on the island, most of which he does not wish to recall. The Dog Man is a close companion and valuable asset, since the island’s new hierarchy of power becomes... (full context)
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Morality, Survival, and Circumstance Theme Icon
...The females seem to be the first to throw off the mores of “decency.” The Dog Man regresses so much that Prendick comes to regard it not as Dog Man, but as... (full context)
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...follows him into the forest where he finds the Hyena-Swine eating the corpse of the Dog Man . The beast leaps at Prendick and knocks him over, but Prendick manages to shoot... (full context)