Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll is a respected man, but out of his intentions to stay good comes an intense evil. He wanted to keep his good name, yet find a way to unleash his evil side. When Mr. Hyde is created it is with good intensions, but soon the evil becomes overwhelming and begins to control Mr. Jekyll. He only shows one person, Mr. Lanyon, his fatal second side.
Good characters in Macbeth are less in number, and also seem to be characteristically less deeply constructed than the evil or corrupted ones. Everybody has a seed of corruption planted deeply in them, ready to spurt into blossom. Those who let their evil side win, the becoming the true villains acts on these dark drives and commits something morally wrong, like our man character, firstly portrayed as a dashing military genius, Macbeth. When he first receives the prophecies, he is not bothered by the fact that it was spoken by three mysterious, ugly and seemingly evil witches, he actually considered the words of the prophecy.. "Two truths are told,... but what is not" (line 137-152,
Mr. Hyde is described at the shorter one and that he has some type of deformity that no one can explain. Dr. Jekyll‘s friend states “something is wrong with his appearance, something displeasing, something detestable”. All that encounter Mr. Hyde feel uncomfortable in his presence. Mr. Hyde represents evil; he has no concern for others. He does not follow the rules set forth
There are a number of differences and few similarities between the characters of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The differences between the two men are mental, physical and moral. They are two separate personalities. Dr. Jekyll is an extremely intelligent and sane man with many good friends, known for his kindness and affectionate nature. On the other hand, Mr. Hyde is less educated, detestable and a loner.
Firstly, evil is shown in the characters that the reader sees in the novels through the “friendship” (less like friendship in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) of some of the most prominent characters. In Othello, we see a connection of what seems to be friendship between Othello and Iago, yet there is an underlying behavior characterized as evil, Iago’s mischievous manipulation of his boss, Othello. Iago behaves in a way that seems normal to Othello, nothing out of the ordinary. The readers know that Iago is acting with evil intentions, however. Iago has an ability to cover evil in a mask of innocence and goodness.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the Misfit is depicted as a violent criminal who has escaped from the federal penitentiary. At first, the Misfit appears to be compassionate towards the grandmother, but when the grandmother identifies the Misfit as the escaped criminal, the Misfit becomes volatile and eventually violent towards the family. Although many would assume that the Misfit is psychotic, he opts to kill the family in order to save himself from being put back in the federal penitentiary.
After drinking a potion, he could change into Hyde, a person with no conscience. Soon, Jekyll is metamorphosing without taking the potion. Hyde later kills Sir Daniels Carew by beating him to death. Hyde continues to struggle with Jekyll and Jekyll continues to struggle with Hyde. In the end Dr. Jekyll must decide if he should take the life of both he and Mr. Hyde or if he should face the consequences for the evil that HE ultimately has committed.
In the words of David Gemmell, “there is evil is all of us, and it is the mark of a man how he defies the evil within.” The beast in the novel starts as a symbol of fear and something that was ignored but ends up creating chaos and representing evil. In William Golding 's, Lord of the Flies, the boys making fun of the little boy for being scared of the beastie and the boys doubting Sam and Eric, Simons hallucination, and Simon 's death are evidence that show the evil and ignorance in the boys. There are many signs of ignorance towards the beast in the novel. One example of ignorance towards the beast is when the boys made fun of the little boy for being scared of the beast.
It is a war with yourself. Jeykll is a good person at heart, but when he drinks this drug, he turns into a monsterous being, an evil person hurting people around him, but mostly destroying himself. People have different ways of coping with their own or someone else’s addictions. I have had to do both, niether of them are easy, and are very confusing.
“The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” is a Victorian Gothic novel that was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in the late 19th century. The contrast between the mild-mannered Jekyll and the barbaric Hyde allows Stevenson to portray Hyde as a frightening outsider whilst establishing the recurring themes of corruption and horror which are explored through the ideas of vulnerability and blackmail. Throughout the novel Hyde is predominantly presented as animalistic. Highly descriptive vocabulary such as ‘snarled’, ‘hissing’ and ‘troglodytic’ establishes a predatorial tone due to its connotations of danger and fright, suggesting serpent like behaviour.