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As we read Alices Adventures in Wonderland and The Island of Dr Moreau we enter into two unique worlds of imagination Both Lewis Carroll and HG Wells describe lands of intrigue and mystery We follow Alice and Prencensored into two different worlds where animals speak evolution is tested and reality is bent until it nearly breaks It is the masterminds of Lewis Carroll and HG Wells that take these worlds of fantasy and make them realistic How do these two great authors make the unbelievable believable Both Alices Adventures in Wonderland and The Island of Dr Moreau float in between a dream world and reality which makes the real seem unbelievable and the unbelievable seem real In HG Wellss The Island of Dr Moreau we see right from the beginning that imagination and reality are blended together to create an air of confusion In the introduction we are told that Prencensored disappeared for eleven months When he was found he told a story that no one would believe He gave such a strange account of himself that he was supposed demented pg 1 So right from the beginning we do not know what to believe Later in the story Prencensored is picked up by the Ipecacuanha On this ship there are deformed and strange men riding with Montgomery He was I could see a misshappen man short broad and clumsy with a crooked back a hairy neck and a head sunk between his shoulders pg 10 This is the first picture we get of the deformities from the island During this time on the Ipecacuanha Prencensored is weak from exhaustion and in a state of confusion which adds to our confusion It is later in the story where reality really becomes deformed First Prencensored is locked out of the inner rooms of the enclosure because of their little secrets Second Prencensored walks out into the woods to get
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