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Stevenson's Use of the Double in his Portrayal of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Stevenson's Use of the Double in his Portrayal of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Many myths, legends and fairy tales include transformations. A recent example is the relatively new children's film, "Shrek" where a princess gets turned into a monster by a witch; but when she breaks the spell by falling in love, she transforms from the monster to the beautiful princess she once was. In the story of "The strange case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" there is also a transformation, but it is a respectable good doctor to a deeply evil and hated man....   [tags: Papers] 1391 words
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Universal Attribites of Monster Stories - ... On the other hand, Dracula came back to haunt the living people to escape from morality. The monsters were very different from each other. Victor Frankenstein film and Dracula have many common highlights, but their personification of evil is different. Count Dracula had many supernatural powers, which he used to control the people and the environment. On the other hand, the monster in Victor Frankenstein had superhuman strength because he was made out of dead human parts and he used his powers to kill humans....   [tags: creation, horror, sympathy]
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Robert Louis Stevenson- Author - Many innovations were created in the 1850s and 1860s. This was a time when submarines were invented, the first elevator was created, and solar flares were discovered. Through all of these discoveries that changed the world, one author was starting his illustrious career. Robert Louis Stevenson is a renowned British author who has written many fictitious novels. The most notable of his works include Treasure Island, A Child’s Garden of Verses, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The majority of these stories contain traces of his pressured and misunderstood life....   [tags: Biography, Author, Treasure Island]
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Duality of Man and Soul - Duplicity of Man and Soul A doppelganger by definition is a double or counterpart of a person or an alter ego of a person (Dictionary.com). Everyone has a doppelganger that influences their lives every day in their decisions they make. Their doppelgangers are their suppressed selves and, if uncovered, will reveal to the world the kind of people they genuinely are. What one may show on the outside could be completely different from what they truly feel. One can really know a person only once he fully knows the person that he is on the inside....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray] 906 words
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Dr.Jekyll as a Victim of His Times - Dr.Jekyll as a Victim of His Times In this book Stevenson contemplates certain ideas about man's nature including the double-sided personality, which all humans seem to have. Charles Darwin had published his book "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" in 1859.Darwin's theories were highly controversial at the time and the idea that men were descended from apes was particularly opposed by the church and large sections of Victorian society. Stevenson wanted to illustrate the dual nature of man, rational being and the more uncontrollable savage side....   [tags: Papers] 1454 words
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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - The Battle Between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - The Battle Between Jekyll and Hyde       Throughout Western literature, writers have created characters who act as perfect foils to each other with dramatically observable differences. Each pairing has a stronger and weaker in the combination, and usually one outlives the other. In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the pairing exists in one body, and yet the struggle is heightened because both aspects of the identity are equal in strength. Ultimately, Stevenson emphasizes it is Jekyll who holds the power of life or death over Hyde....   [tags: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Essays]
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson This novella, although unapparent, is intertwined with many allegorical undertones. Stevenson uses the book to criticise Victorian society and its hypocritical existence. The most significant thematic concern of the novella is the continually revisited theme of the duality of man and the camouflaged evil that lies deep within the human race. Stevenson was writing before the period in which the great psychologist Sigmund Freud was researching the human mind, so in some ways Stevenson was ahead of his time in resolving the 'mystery of the mind'....   [tags: Jekyll Hyde Robert Stevenson Essays] 1388 words
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Personality and the Beast Within in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Personality and the Beast Within in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Everyone has a dual personality, two sides, good and evil. Robert Louis Stephenson uses the book to explain this, he wanted people to realise that not only Dr Jekyll carries a double personality, but the other characters in the book too. Also the people reading it must see that they too, are a part of this frightening uncontrollable fact, that there is “the beast within” us all. Stephenson suggests that all gentlemen keep secrets, suppress emotions, desires, and hide their true inner self....   [tags: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde R.L. Stevenson Essays] 978 words
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How Stevenson Explores the Nature of Good and Evil in the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - How Stevenson Explores the Nature of Good and Evil in the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The story is about a doctor called Jekyll who has an alternate identity called Hyde. Until the last two chapters it is told from the view point of Mr Utterson; a friend of Jekyll’s who is trying to piece together the story. It uses features of gothic novels such as doppelganger which is an alternate identity. It also uses multiple narratives to make the reader think, it also helps the reader solve the case themselves, and piece the story together, from the evidence given....   [tags: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde R.L. Stevenson Essays] 1080 words
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Jekyll and Hyde: A Comparision - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Stevenson’s “The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” was one of the most famous works of horror fiction of all time in English literature. It was based in the nineteenth century. It reflects the influence of two important ideological forces in the Victorian era. The text uses gothic and detective elements to interest the reader as they were very popular at the time. The focus of the text is concentrated on the issue of Jekyll and Hyde’s personality which was described as someone who lived a double life of outward sanctity and secret iniquity....   [tags: R.L. Stevenson, Critical Essay] 1208 words
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde This novel is more than just a traditional horror story as it has many hidden and complex meanings and explanations, of what seem and would have normally before this book, been simple events. Stevenson has very strong opinions and some are expressed in the book. A traditional horror story would either be a super natural In this novel Stevenson's characters, Jekyll and Hyde, are stereotypes of people who are 'good' and 'evil'. The good is the friendly doctor (the caring profession) and the evil is the hunched, ugly murderer....   [tags: English Literature] 1191 words
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was published in 1886 as a 'shilling shocker' novella written by the young novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. At that time there was a surfeit of cheap horror novellas. Stevenson's novella was different because it explored the evil inside human kind. I will look into Victorian attitudes and how these influenced Victorian life. The cultural and historical context of the text is typical of the author but not his time because there was a contradiction between Science and religion and this novella scared people about possibilities of evil....   [tags: English Literature] 1115 words
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The Gothic Novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - To what extent can The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde be viewed as a gothic novel. Jekyll and Hyde is a gothic novel. It was written by Robert Louis Stevenson, he got the idea for the story after a dream he had. The word ‘Goth’ is originally from a German tribe and has come to mean ‘barbarian’ and later know as ‘Gothic’. In Gothic Literature certain features are expected. These are supernatural events, have villains and hero characters, strange weather, horror, mystery and deaths. Older Gothic literature was in castles and deserted buildings....   [tags: English Literature] 1407 words
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Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Firstly, telling "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" from Dr Jekyll's point of view would have presented a number of problems. The elements of tension provided by telling the story from others points of view would be lost, and therefore the definitive style of the book would have to be changed for one less exciting, and the plot would progress far slower. Also, telling the story from different peoples perspectives makes the text physically longer, and although this isn't an essential quality, without the length the story may have been regarded as a short story and not received so much acclaim....   [tags: Papers] 1029 words
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - In the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde it is regarded that these identities are two different persons but this is not the case, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are one in the same. There is much confusion when reading this literary work by Robert Louis Stevenson; this piece is regarded as horrific and disturbing in many ways. But the biggest twist is when it is reveled to the reader that these two people are the same and that below the surface of Dr.Jekyll is an evil man who enjoys committing evil acts....   [tags: literary analysis, Robert Louis Stevenson]
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a story rife with the imagery of a troubled psyche. Admittedly taken largely from Stevenson’s dreams, it undoubtably sheds light on the author’s own hidden fears and desires. Written at the turn of the 19th Century, it also reflects the psychology of society in general at the same time when Sigmund Freud was setting about to do the same thing. While Freud is often criticized for his seemingly excessive emphasis on sexual suppression as the leading cause of psychological disturbances, the time period in which he lived was exceedingly strict on what constituted appr...   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Essays]
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Dual Personalities in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stevenson - Dual Personalities in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stevenson INTRO The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a classic mystery story, enticing to all audiences merely upon it’s suspense alone. When Stevenson first wrote the story (after recalling a dream he had) he had only the intentions of writing such an entertaining tale. Yet at the suggestion of his wife, he decided to revamp the mystery to comment on the dual nature of man and of society in general. I believe that Stevenson is suggesting that "All human beings…are commingled out of good and evil.", as spoken by Dr Jekyll....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson]
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The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Discussion as an example of Gothic Fiction and as a critique of Victorian society. This book was written at a time of change in the world of fiction as a new form of gothic literature emerged. Fin de Siecle was a new type of New Gothic that had elements that differed from previous gothic stories. Stevenson's story is based around various shards of the gothic and is mainly focused on exposing the "duality of man" and his struggle to hide it from the outside world....   [tags: Gothic Literature] 1047 words
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde We see much of the story through Mr Utterson’s eyes. He leads the reader through the tale. But to begin with, he seems a surprising character for Stevenson to choose. Only when we know the book better do we realise how appropriate he is. The book ‘‘The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’’ is a horror story written by Robert Louis Stevenson and was publishes in 1886. The title which the author gave this book makes the book sound more like a mystery story than a horror....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Mr. Utterson Essays] 1062 words
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How Robert Louis Stevenson Represent Evil in Jekyll and Hyde - How Robert Louis Stevenson Represent Evil in Jekyll and Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson intended this tale of The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to be a penny numbers story, which gave us the sense that this was a simple and cheap novel, yet, it is far more sophisticated than its audience expected. Robert Louis Stevenson's captive audience were the Victorians. They were zealots, repressed and highly moral but were living through an age of change. The book itself looks at religious, social and scientific issues, which all tie in with the time it was written, to give us a much more complex book than first thought....   [tags: Papers] 1832 words
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How Stevenson Depicts the Relationship between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - How Stevenson Depicts the Relationship between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson wanted to gradually show the relationship between Jekyll and Hyde in his story. It does not state until the end of the story that they are in fact the same person, he instead leaves it for people to work out for themselves, with a brief explanation at the end of the book. For most of the story, nobody can explain their relationship, as they are never seen together. People are confused as to how they know each other and became such good friends....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Essays] 1115 words
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Stevenson's Use of Literary Techniques in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Stevenson's Use of Literary Techniques in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde In his novella "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", Robert Louis Stevenson explores the dual nature of Victorian man, and his link with an age of hypocrisy. Whilst writing the story he obviously wanted to show the people of the time what happened behind closed doors. In Jekyll's suicide note he makes the following observation " I have observed that when I wore the semblance of Edward Hyde, none could come near to me at first without a visible misgiving of the flesh....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Essays] 1056 words
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Good vs. Bad of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - ... Acting normal in the community is not something he truly wants to do – he wants to express himself and be different. With this, Jekyll finds a way he can be a typical person outside and express himself of who he truly is secretly. Working in his laboratory, Dr. Jekyll finds a perfect solution in changing his persona without letting anyone know. Dr. Jekyll creates Mr. Hyde, an evil side of Dr. Jekyll in his own body. By creating and changing into Hyde in his laboratory, Jekyll feels youthful and independent, away from the society....   [tags: victorian, scientist, personalities] 921 words
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Stevenson's Representation of Good and Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Stevenson's Representation of Good and Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde In this piece of coursework, I am asked to first of all, discuss how the novel is mainly concerned with the struggle between good and evil. Next, I will be moving on to discovering the historical, social, and cultural issues of the novel; this will discus what Stevenson's literary influences were. Subsequently, I will be exploring the actual evil character oh Mr. Edward Hyde; this will include a character description of Hyde....   [tags: Papers] 1533 words
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Louis Stevenson In the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson makes the reader question the extent to which Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are in fact a single character. Until the end of the novel, the two personas seem nothing alike-the well-liked, respectable doctor and the hideous, depraved Hyde are almost opposite in type and personality. Stevenson uses this marked contrast to make his point: every human being contains opposite forces within him or her, an alter ego that hides behind one's polite facade....   [tags: Papers] 1465 words
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Stevenson's Use of Setting in The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Stevenson's Use of Setting in The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde "The strange case of doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1885. The story is set in the late nineteenth century in central London. At the time London was a dark place, were a series of gruesome crimes had taken place, although it was the largest city and richest in the entire world, it contained extremes of wealth and poverty, it was almost as if there was a dividing line, as if was London two different worlds in one city....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson] 1140 words
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An Atmosphere of Mystery and Suspense in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - An Atmosphere of Mystery and Suspense in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde During the Nineteenth century, horror stories were getting more popular than ever. Several distinctive horror stories, like Dracula, Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are still known today. These stories were not set in busy countries, but written as happening in Transylvania, Switzerland, the Arctic, and other far away and little known countries. The setting links to some peculiar characteristics of the main characters as we can see with Dracula....   [tags: Papers] 1366 words
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Innocence is a trap. It is strangled with the ideals of perfection and suffocates the cravings of curiosity. Goodness is expectant and evil is poisonous. However, good and evil resides in even the most innocent of people. Both are nefarious and pestilent to easily corrupt targeted souls in sinister actions. Both equate to uncontrollable factors. Goodness tends to covet the sensations of evil since it depreciates its own purity. In the oscillating novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by Robert Louis Stevenson, goodness was trapped by evil just as Jekyll was trapped as Hyde....   [tags: good, evil, innocence]
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The Importance of the House in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - The Importance of the House in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Steveson used the architecture of Dr. Jekyll's house very intelligently. The house can be regarded to be parallel to Dr. Jekyll's double personality. Throughout the book, the house lends itself as a powerful prop, by which it is possible for Dr. Jekyll to use his house even when he is in the form of Mr. Hyde. The house, like Dr. Jekyll, has a dark side. On the front side of the house, it seems to be an elite, upper class, respectable home....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Essays] 1129 words
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Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - ... Despite this, Utterson still denies himself the extravagance he enjoys and attempts to curb his pleasure of wine through the consumption of gin, a harsh alcoholic beverage which quickly leads to inebriation. Utterson’s greatly contrasting personalities exhibit the true duality of man’s nature. Henry Jekyll, M.D., D.C.L., L.L.D., F.R.S., functions in the novella as the protagonist. His fractured personality serves to illuminate the disturbingly chilling effects of repressing an aspect of oneself....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson, Novella, Literary Analysis]
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The Divided Nature of Human Personality in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - How does Stevenson explore the Divided Nature of Human personality abd Victorian Society in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Hyde. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a Gothic Horror story written by Robert Louis Stevenson in the 19th Victorian Century. The story is told from the point of view of John Utterson, a lawyer and friend to the brilliant scientist, Dr. Henry Jekyll. After relating a disturbing tale of an angry fiend assaulting a small girl, Utterson begins to question the odd behaviour of his friend....   [tags: English Literature] 1123 words
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Allegory and Tone in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel about the good and evil of man has long been a topic of debate and study. Duality of the human soul has daunted humankind since the dawn of time; Cain was the antithesis of Able. Stevenson knew that all men had two natures, one good and one evil with his novel that transcends time, and although the story takes place over 100 years ago, its legitimacy is still pertinent. Perhaps Stevenson was suggesting that we are capable of even the most heinous wrongs even if we are the best of people, which Dr....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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How Stevenson Builds Suspense and Tension in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - How Stevenson Builds Suspense and Tension in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde After thoroughly examining the question at hand. I have understood that I should comment on at least three episodes of the novel and clearly stress out how the writer built up the suspense and tension of the story. However I am going to look at techniques such as using shot quotations and not being to repetitive. The episodes l am going to be explaining are the incident of the letter, the remarkable incident of Dr Lanyon and the Last Night....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Essays] 1134 words
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Comparing the Impact of Darwin on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and She - The Impact of Darwin on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and She Who Must Be Obeyed      Imagine what would happen if everything you believed to be true was suddenly challenged.  How would you feel if the solid rock bottom of your religious and cultural beliefs turned into a slippery slope of doubt?  Such was the dilemma the Victorians faced with the publication of Darwin's Origin of the Species.    The questioning of man's origin in the form of evolution and survival of the fittest brought an uneasy feeling as to man's place within the hierarchy of the universe.  Darwin's theory that mankind was evolved from apes and not created by a divine being shocked civilized society.  The comparisons...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Gothic Literature Mini Assignment Compare and contrast the way the writers use plot, character and setting to increase tension and atmosphere in the opening chapter of ‘Varney the Vampire’ and ‘Dracula’. Both ‘Varney the Vampire’ and ‘Dracula’ create a tense and suspenseful atmosphere in their opening chapters as the typically gothic language (“solemn tones”, “air thick and heavy”) and imagery immediately incites in the reader a sense of foreboding and unease. This is particularly true of a modern audience familiar with the conventions of the genre; the old castles adorned with “curious carvings” and the dank, dark settings of musty “antique chambers” in ‘Varney the Vampire’ are highly sug...   [tags: Gothic Literature] 1042 words
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The Duality of Human Nature - ... (Oates 211). Jekyll thinks that he will be able to remove Hyde instantaneously at his choice like a flip of a switch (210). The ability of transformation brings on an abundance of freedom, which leads to numerous temptations (Perkins 209). He now has the ability to do whatever he wants freely in the disguise of Hyde, while still maintaining a high-standing reputation as Dr. Henry Jekyll (Thomason 199). He begins committing crimes as Hyde, such as assaulting the innocent, young girl on the street (Stevenson 4)....   [tags: The Strage Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]
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How Stevenson Uses the Gothic Novel to Explore the Nature of Good and Evil in The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - How Stevenson Uses the Gothic Novel to Explore the Nature of Good and Evil in The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde This essay will be tackling the issue of good and evil, and its usage and theories throughout the novel, "The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". The story is based around Mr. Utterson, a long time, and dear friend of Dr. Jekyll. He searches for the truth and the connection between Jekyll and Hyde, ending with the realization that they are actually the same person....   [tags: Papers] 1340 words
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How Robert Louis Stevenson Builds and Maintains a Sense of Mystery and Suspense in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - How Robert Louis Stevenson Builds and Maintains a Sense of Mystery and Suspense in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson wrote "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886 after waking from a dream in which he recalled a "fine bogy tale". The book was published in the same year and its likes had never been seen before. It gave a chilling insight into the murky depths of both experimental science and the duality of the human mind. These two fields of study were both in their infancy at the time so the novel was delving into the unknown, which instantly creates mystery about the text, this was the key to the success of the book, in my opinion....   [tags: Papers] 1094 words
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Robert Louis Stevenson's Insight Into Human Nature Through "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" - (Aronson 2) Being from Edinburgh, Stevenson was surrounded with the well-known tales of the past and a history of duality in his hometown. Deacon Brodie and Dr. Knox were both from Edinburgh and both lived “double-lives”, this undoubtedly had a major impact upon Stevenson’s imagination and later his writings. (Stefan 5) “While growing up Stevenson had a friend and the son of Sir James Simpson, the developer of medical anesthesia, the two friends would “experiment” with chloroform, for the enjoyment of it.” (Stefan 5) This experimenting carries a familiarity with it that would later be found in the character of Dr....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1139 words
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The Way Robert Louis Stevenson Uses Literary Techniques in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - The Way Robert Louis Stevenson Uses Literary Techniques in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' is a novella that was written an 1886 and has gone down in history as one of the most famous works of gothic 'horror' fiction. The term 'Jekyll and Hyde personality' is used in society today to depict someone with a dual personality who is a kind of schizophrenic, describing someone who lives a double life of outward morality and inward iniquity. At the time when the book was written, Victorian society on the surface was extremely civilised and was dominated by strict codes of conduct, polite manners and repressed sexuality....   [tags: Papers] 1098 words
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HUmanity's Pursuit of Meaning - Working Thesis: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is a poignant example of the consequences of signification and humanity’s pursuit of meaning, which in this story lead to devastating results. Signification is what offsets the balance of life and we can’t always know the degree of the consequences will be. Essay: As seen in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Victorian society sought to do something impossible, insisting that people can only be defined in terms of one, conscious or unconscious....   [tags: Jerkyll, Hyde] 1140 words
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A Comparison of Vistor Frankenstein and Henry Jekyll - A Comparison of Vistor Frankenstein and Henry Jekyll Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are two horrific tales of science gone terribly wrong. Shelley?s novel eloquently tells the story of a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who creates a living monster out of decomposed body parts, while Stevenson?s novel describes the account of one, Henry Jekyll, who creates a potion to bring out the pure evil side to himself. Although the two scientists differ in their initial response and action to their creations, there are strong similarities between their raging curiosity to surpass human limitation, as well as their lack of responsibility concerning thei...   [tags: Papers Compare Contrast Shelley Stevenson]
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydes, The Horror Genre - How successfully does Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ use the conventions of horror genre. Author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the novel ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ in 1885. It is said that the idea for the novel came to Stevenson in a dream that he had, he then wrote the book within six days. Stevenson was frequently ill throughout his childhood meaning he spent a lot of time in bed reading stories this is where his extraordinary imagination came from. He was also fascinated by the story of Deacon Broody the man who was a cabinetmaker by day and a robber by night this is where he got the idea of the dual identity of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde....   [tags: English Literature] 1731 words
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Profound Duplicity Exhibited by Jekyll as a Reflection of the Victorian Way of Life - Profound Duplicity Exhibited by Jekyll as a Reflection of the Victorian Way of Life The Victorian society was filled with many divisions. It consisted of two extremes, the very wealthy and intense poverty. It was these divisions that contributed to the causes behind the life of Henry Jekyll to be split between the two. However, there are many other reasons as to why Jekyll wanted the best of both worlds. Within the Victorian period, there were many successes, including inventions such as the first public railway link between the coal mines of Darlington and the port of Stockton; this was built by an engineer named George Stevenson....   [tags: Papers] 1518 words
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The Nature of Good and Evil and the Dual Nature of Man's Personality - Discuss Stevenson's portrayal of the nature of good and evil and the dual nature of man's personality. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novel about a man named Henry Jekyll who has a split personality. Dr Jekyll takes a potion to turn himself into his double, Mr Hyde. Dr Jekyll is a caring person. Mr Hyde is evil. It is when Jekyll's lawyer, Mr Utterson, looks at Dr Jekyll's will that his suspicions arise. He becomes suspicious because in Dr Jekyll's will everything Dr Jekyll owns is left to Mr Hyde when Dr Jekyll disappears....   [tags: English Literature] 1050 words
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The Pressure to Be Good Can Force One To Go Bad - Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was based in the Victorian era, which was a time when hypocrisy was rampant. “Insincerity” was not the mark of a bad man; in fact it was what one needed to practice in order to blend with society and to have a decent reputation. Today one may think of hypocrisy as a bad character trait, where as the Victorians would have thought of being improper the same way. Therefore the Victorians were actually hypocrites, because the alternative was to be honest, and as a result improper....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Nature of Good and Evil in Stevenson's The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - The Nature of Good and Evil in Stevenson's The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Introduction: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the story of a gifted doctor who discovers a drug which can release the evil side of one's nature. This drug changes Dr Jekyll into Mr Hyde. Stevenson does not reveal the details of Jekyll's story until the end of the novel, but presents the tale as mystery, in which the main characters try to figure out the identity of Mr Hyde and understand his strange relationship with Dr Jekyll....   [tags: Stevenson Hyde Jekyll Essays Papers] 1548 words
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Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The novella ‘Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde’ was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in the Victorian era. The book was first published in 1886 in England and it brought high success to the author. The final chapter of the novella which is ‘Henry Jekyll’s Full Statement Of The Case’ explores the ways that the author presents Victorian attitudes to the nature of humans. Stevenson explains to the reader that humans have lots of different sides to each other and not just one....   [tags: Stevenson Jekyll Hyde Essays] 2282 words
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Considering The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as an Effective Representation of Evil - Considering The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as an Effective Representation of Evil The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, originally published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, arguably remains a popular novella even today because of its representations of evil and themes concerned with evil such as morality. Originally written for a Victorian audience, the text follows the conventions of the time - for example, the Georgian style of introducing and portraying characters by their social class and status....   [tags: Papers Jekyll Hyde Essays] 3126 words
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The Notion of Good and Evil in Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - The Notion of Good and Evil in Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde The book entitled 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' was published in 1886. Although in the book Stevenson does not ever state the exact year, it was at the time recognized immediately as a grand work. The main theme running throughout the book is about the duality of human beings and the battle in all humans between good and evil. This book is very allegorical because the characters and events are representing other things and symbolically expressing a deeper spiritual and moral meaning....   [tags: Jekyll Hyde Stevenson Essays] 2857 words
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First Chapter of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - First Chapter of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ is a novella, short novel, which was published in the Victorian era. It has a gothic mystery story genre and has a mysterious, serious tone. The overall novella is set in London. This essay will analyse how the author captures the reader’s interest and introduces the key ideas in chapter 1 of ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.’ This essay will evaluate how the author, Robert Louis Stevenson, uses different language, how RL Stevenson uses imagery, structure and form, and the settings to capture the reader’s interest....   [tags: Strange Case Jekyll Hyde Essays] 2543 words
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The Id, Ego and Superego Shown in Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Frankenstein: the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson both show Freud’s ideas of Id, Ego and Superego as well as of innate desire. Frankenstein: the Modern Prometheus shows Freud's stages of psychosexual development. Collectively both novels should be considered Freudian through these ideas. Jekyll and Hyde works as a symbolic portrayal of the goodness and evil that resides in equal measure within the soul of a man. It pre-empted Freudian psychoanalysis by twenty-five years and yet is similar to some of his theories....   [tags: Frankenstein Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] 1443 words
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Duality of Soul in Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Duality of Soul in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde        In real life the duality of the soul of man is studied and analyzed as a possibility.  People try to investigate the prospect of this facet of human behavior and spend much time trying to determine the ways that a dual personality can affect people. Today's movies and literature deal with the possibility of a good and evil twin residing in the same body, sometimes in varying degrees.   This concept first gained great prominence in the fiction work written by Robert Lewis Stevenson in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  This story, first published in 1886, utilizes the duality of soul concept through example of one Henry Jekyll, showi...   [tags: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Essays]
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Stevenson's Use of Literary Techniques to Portray Evil in Jekyll and Hyde - This essay will focus on how Robert Louis Stevenson presents the nature of evil through his novel ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. Using ideas such as duality, the technique used to highlight the two different sides of a character or scene, allegories, an extended metaphor which has an underlying moral significance, and hypocrisy; in this book the Victorians being against all things evil but regularly taking part in frown able deeds that would not be approved of in a ‘respectable’ society....   [tags: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson] 3971 words
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The Nature of Duality in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - The Nature of Duality in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde It has long been debated that there are two sides to the human mind. Many philosophers have stressed on the fact that human beings are 'dual creatures’. There is the duality of good and evil, right and wrong, joy and despair. There always is the desire to do something which is against the society, against the laws, although this varies from person to person. Robert Stevenson brings the possibility of another self in one person to life in his creation of Dr....   [tags: Robert Stevenson Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde Essays] 1837 words
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Suspense in Jekyll and Hyde - How suspense is built up in ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson was born on the 13th November 1850. He wrote Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886, with that 40,000 copies of the book were sold in the first six months. This was designed to mirror the Victorian secret and based on good and evil. Stevenson later died in 1894 in Samoa. Stevenson used the contemporary setting of Victorian London to write his gothic horror novel. The streets with the gas lamps were the perfect setting following the true horrific stories of Jack the Ripper....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1573 words
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Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson presents Hyde in many different ways by describing the main character of Hyde, in an effective and detailed style, and providing a variety of language, imagery and atmosphere, which also helps to create the symbol which Hyde stands for. Stevenson explores what good and evil symbolised at that time in the Victorian society, and how this leads up to the representation of Hyde. Respectability and reputation were very important factors to consider in the Victorian society....   [tags: Papers] 1578 words
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Letter in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Letter in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dear James, It has been too long since we last communicated. I trust things are better with you and yours than they are with me. I have some distressing news. It is with great dismay that I tell you that our dear friends Henry Jekyll and Lanyon have died, or have been killed should I say. There is no easy way of telling you this but I desperately need someone to talk to as it has been suppressed for too long now. It is time things should be brought to the attention of whoever it may concern....   [tags: Papers] 1994 words
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde "The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" was first published in1886, which was in the Victorian era. Dr Jekyll was a scientist who went too far in his experiments. He found a formula for a potion, which when drunk could separate his dual persona into good and pure evil. The formula not only affected him mentally but physically also. The evil side went by the name Edward Hyde, and he did terrible things, he trampled a little girl and even murdered someone by the name of Sir Danvers Carew....   [tags: Papers] 2409 words
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Stevenson's Representation of Evil in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Stevenson's Representation of Evil in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a classic novel telling the story of the struggle between good and evil. The good being shown in the form of a well-respected Doctor Henry Jekyll and the evil being released from a lengthy repression in the form of Mr Edward Hyde. In my essay I will be concentrating on the influences of the Victorian age and how Stevenson involved aspects of his own life into the writing of the book. The 64 years from 1837 to 1901, which was the Victorian age, was a repressive society to live in....   [tags: Papers] 1425 words
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Stevenson's Use of Mysteries in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" - How does Stevenson maintain the reader’s interest in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Stevenson keeps the readers interested by using the supernatural and horror side of things to make it scary because when the story first came out they weren’t used to scary stories. He also uses mysteries to keep the readers wondering, guessing and wanting to know more. He includes moral messages in the story to keep people/the readers questioning themselves wondering if they are more similar to Mr. Hyde than they think....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Mystery Genre] 1969 words
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Comparing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sign of Four - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “has left such a deeply painful impression on my heart that I do not know how I am ever to turn it again” -- Valdine Clemens That which is willed and that which is wanted can be as different as the mind and the heart.  The Victorian age in English Literature is known for its earnest obedience to a moralistic and highly structured social code of conduct; however, in the last decade of the 19th Century this order began to be questioned.  So dramatic was the change in thought that Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Society Pressure in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - ... Stevenson was a sickly child, but this was no problem because the family was able to pay for medical bills and medicines. Being an only child, Stevenson’s parents were able to easily tend to their child’s needs, even providing him with a personal nanny. (Poetry Foundation) Stevenson’s childhood was similar to other children’s, there was nothing out of the ordinary. Stevenson and his family lived a comfortable life with no worries. However, as Stevenson began to rebel against this lifestyle and the Victorian standards....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson, story analysis]
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Comparing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Mary Reilly, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Mary Reilly, and Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde      Robert Louis Stevenson's short novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has spawned many retellings of Dr. Jekyll's tale, as well as variations on the theme. The Jekyll and Hyde conceit is one that lends itself to many different forms of literature, such as motion pictures and sequential art. Sometimes liberties are taken in reinterpretations of Mr. Hyde from the original text. This can be distinguished in two recent works, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a comic book miniseries by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, and Mary Reilly, a film by Stephen Frears....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Man's Duality in R.L. Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Examine critically with particular reference to the language, the theme of man's duality in R L Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The story 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' portrays man's duality to perfection. This story can be classified as Science Fiction. He scientist Dr Jekyll wants to have self-satisfaction that he can master two personalities with perfection. The Victorian Society is the backdrop of this novel and the moral code turns people into hypocrites because they lead double lives....   [tags: English Literature] 1811 words
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