Creationism In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde: Charles Darwin’s revolutionary idea of evolution sparked dramatic debate in the scientific and, most especially, religious communities, as well as inspiring a new wave of thought in the minds of the world. There was also plenty of controversy, particularly from the many believers of creationism during the Victorian Age. But by denying creationism with his own theories, Darwin “made room for strictly scientific explanations of all natural phenomena”, and as a result, initiated a “powerful intellectual and spiritual revolution” whose effects last to this day. Its profound impact meant that “nearly every field of social and cultural life was affected by the idea of evolution.” Darwin’s idea of natural…show more content…
Hyde 's shapes are also grotesque, as we can read during his first appears in the novel: he is a little man with clothes enormously too larges for him, is seen as deformed but with a deformity that nobody is able to say in what it consists. This primitive shape is only the first hand that a human is made up of; on the other hand there is the civilized, Dr Jekyll, the pure one moved by his mind and his strong sense of prudery. Another contrast between this two characters can be found in all the book: the struggle for existence. While at the beginning of the novel Hyde is represented as "little" and "thin", at the end he becomes to strong also for Dr Jekyll that couldn 't resist him anymore and so decided to commit suicide. While the "good" part, represented by Dr Jekyll, has been trained for all his life, his evil part, Mr Hyde, has been neglected for all the time, and now, after being evoked by Dr Jekyll 's potion, he wants to survive, to fight for his existence, to take this opportunity and to defeat Dr Jekyll becoming every day more
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