Similarities Between Dr Jekyll And Atticus Finch

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The Similitude of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Finch The unexpected comparison between Dr. Jekyll and Atticus Finch is quite fascinating. Both characters, from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, share similar characteristics that are shown throughout their stories. Some of these similarities include how they both have a good reputation, they both tend to be friendly but introverted, and they both face conflicts with the odds stacked up against them. In their communities, both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Finch have a strong reputation, and most people appreciate their politeness. They were especially respected for their hard work. Since Dr. Jekyll was a doctor and Mr. Finch was a lawyer,…show more content…
Jekyll and Mr. Finch was their enemies. Mr. Hyde had no pity for Dr. Jekyll losing himself and wanted to take over his body as the side full of moral turpitude. Because of this, and Dr. Jekyll’s hidden love for immoral thoughts and actions, he started to consistently turn into Hyde. “Yes, I had gone to bed Henry Jekyll, I had awakened Edward Hyde. How was this to be explained? I asked myself; and then, with another bound of terror-how was it to be remedied” ( Stevenson 47). Therefore, Jekyll was growing weaker and more powerless to his illness because Hyde was in control. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus’s enemy was Bob Ewell who was telling his daughter to falsely accuse Tom Robinson of rape. “‘I said come here, and bust this chifferobe, He coulda done it easy enough. He got me round the neck, he hit me again an’ again’”( Lee 241). Mayella was confessing that she was sexually harassed by Tom, and Atticus Finch wanted to prove her wrong. Atticus Finch had to fight for the black man, but in that day and age, it was likely Bob Ewell will win. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Finch both have to fight against their seemingly impossible circumstances as hard as they can to fix their problems and have goodness
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