In the novel The Island Of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells the main external conflict is between the main character Edward Prendick and Dr Moureau himself as Edward views his experiments unethical and disturbing. As Edward stays on the island longer he starts to really miss home and Edward says "Scarcely six weeks had passed before I had lost every feeling but dislike and abhorrence of these infamous experiments of Moreau's" (135) This shows his growing hate towards Mouraeu and his experiments.
The first example of rising action comes in the very beginning when Edward's ship called the Lady Vain collided with something causing it to sink. Edward then finds himself in a mysterious cabin on a mysterious island being greeted by a young man named Montgomery, who goes on to explain how he rescued Edward from his near death experience.
The second example of rising action is when Prendick and Montgomery discover a half eaten rabbit killed by one of the beast folk. Its revealed the leopard man did it and Moreau becomes enraged because the leopard man broke one of the rules of not killing, the leopard man runs off and Edward shoots him to take him out of his misery. That makes Moreau even more angry and in the midst of all this happening the puma woman who was tied up escapes into the jungle.
The climax of the story happens when the puma women escapes her restrains in the lab and escapes into the jungle. Moraeu follows in hot pursuit after her, as she is one of the most dangerous beast folk on the island. However, she attacks him and both Moraeu and the puma woman are left dead. Montgomery dies as well later on in the day, leaving Edward all alone.
The falling action of the story is the beast folk that inhabit the island begin to resort back to their animalistic behaviors after the death of Moreau and Montgomery. Edward tries his best to talk to the beast folk and treat them like people but in the end they revert back to being animals and no longer have the ability to speak or comprehend things on a deeper level like they once could.
In the end, Edward Prendick is finally able leave the island when a raft floats onto the island. He uses the raft and sails off and is picked up by a ship that spots him three days later, when he returns to England he shares his story but is deemed crazy by those who hear his tale.