Characters, Algernon, Jack and Dr. Jekyll initially use their second characters to have fun and take the pressure off them, but later things go terribly wrong. The characters are forced into compulsively ly...
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...Mr. Hyde that has a “purpose [that] is all too plain and horrible” (850), as well as, possibly addiction. However, one theme that remains throughout the stories is “[t]he characters’ innocence despite their lack of moral sense” (Thienpont 250). The authors do not seem to question whether it is the fault of the characters, but more the concept of external factors that cause them to react in the way they do. In Wilde’s and Stevenson’s stories, the expectations of respectability in the wealthy class is a major factor in why the characters behave the way they do. That is because the Victorian upper class put a large emphasis on money and certain repressive ideologies. As a result, three important areas in which this is shown is in location, character names and affect the pressure has on them and how can causes them feel as though they must change character to feel free.
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