Comparing Evil In Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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Victorian literature is often characterized by the triumph of good over evil (Redd). In Jekyll and Hyde, the theme of Victorianism persists, but not without some quirks. When Mr. Hyde runs into the little girl on the street, he is quickly brought to reckon with his wrong by Mr. Enfield and the girl’s family, showing rather early in the text that traditional Victorian values are most assuredly present. However, in the long run of the story, the Victorianism of the story first looks to be faint. Mr. Hyde, a character of supposedly pure evil, becomes stronger with time. Eventually, Mr. Hyde overcomes his good counterpart, Dr. Jekyll, both mentally and physically. Furthermore, both Sir Danvers and Dr. Lanyon, though in different manners, meet the
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