Dr Hyde Good Vs Evil Essay

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Good and evil exists in everyone. Everyone lives their lives struggling with deciding to which personality to let through. The novella, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a perfect example of this. The archetypal color red, winter season, and good versus evil themes clearly show how good and evil not only exist in everyone, but also can tear a person apart inside. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde struggle with their two different personalities stuck in the one body. They struggle with letting just one personality being dominant. Dr. Jekyll struggles overall with trying to get rid of Mr. Hyde, the evil personality or his doppelgänger. Stevenson wants to emphasize the struggles most people endure in everyday life while trying to be the best person they can be. The archetypal …show more content…

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, good versus evil. When Jekyll was on the verge of death because his evil personality Hyde, he wrote Lanyon a letter. The letter was Jekyll asking for help because he was afraid it was his last chance before death. The letter was not only dated in December, but Lanyon received it, “On the ninth of January…” (Stevenson 36). January and December are winter months. Stevenson had the events take place in these months to show how good and evil were really tearing Jekyll and Hyde apart, ending in the death of one or both of them. During the winter months was when Utterson was went to Jekyll’s to check on him. After he went with Poole and broke down the door, inside they found death. It was described as, “ Right in the midst there lay the body of a man sorely contorted and still twitching” (Stevenson 33). Stevenson had this event take place in winter because it would foreshadow the event of Hyde’s death. Hyde’s death would be viewed as the end consequence of evil and good being teared

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