The Leopard Man is the first of the Beast Folk that Prendick sees exhibiting animal-like behavior and, during Prendick’s first foray into the forest, chases him down the beach. The Leopard Man seems to be the first of the Beast Folk to lapse into animalism, hunting rabbits and running on all fours. While the Leopard is being hunted by everyone on the island to be punished in the House of Pain, Prendick sees human-like fear in its eyes and decides to kill it, mercifully saving it from the torment of further vivisection.
The Leopard Man / The Beastly Man Quotes in The Island of Dr. Moreau
The The Island of Dr. Moreau quotes below are all either spoken by The Leopard Man / The Beastly Man or refer to The Leopard Man / The Beastly 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: 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 16 Quotes
“Who breaks the Law—” said Moreau, taking his eyes off his victim and turning towards us. It seemed to me there was a touch of exultation in his voice.
“—goes back to the House of Pain,” they all clamored; “goes back to the House of Pain, O Master!”
Related Characters: Edward Prendick / The Narrator (speaker), Dr. Moreau / The White-Haired Man (speaker), The Leopard Man / The Beastly Man
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The Leopard Man / The Beastly Man Character Timeline in The Island of Dr. Moreau
The timeline below shows where the character The Leopard Man / The Beastly Man appears in The Island of Dr. Moreau. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9: The Thing in the Forest
...he becomes aware of a creature following him. Peering into the undergrowth, he spies the beastly man he had seen drinking at the stream. The creature disappears, but as Prendick continues his... (full context)
Chapter 15: Concerning the Beast Folk
Chapter 16: How the Beast Folk Tasted Blood
...of the Beast Folk becoming carnivorous again. Prendick surmises that it may have been the Leopard Man . Montgomery explains that it is odd, since the Beast Folk’s mind should have been... (full context)