Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Research Paper

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Have you ever watched a movie or a tv show, or even read a book, in which any character has two different sides? It was probably..., the good one and the evil one? And those sides are always opposites… Right? If this plot is not a strange thing to you, have you ever thought why is this idea/theme so present in many ways inside the pop culture? In 1886 the book "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", written by Robert Louis Stevenson, was released and became one of the most popular Stevenson's work. It was a huge success all around the world, bringing a lot of distinct aspects from the Victorian Era, such as conflicts between social classes; the influence of religion in people's life; the importance of people's reputation; conflicts…show more content…
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" brings the double personality theme, but, the story itself is about the mystery behind Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's connection. The whole story goes around Mr. Utterson - a decent lawyer - trying to find out what is wrong with his dear friend, Henry Jekyll, and what is his relationship with the devilish man, also known as Mr. Hyde. On the end of the story, the reader finds out that Mr. Hyde is Jekyll's evil side: the doctor was fascinated by the duality of human nature and decided to do some experiments to separate his two sides, the good one and the evil one. Henry Jekyll wanted to do things that he couldn't because of his reputation and social morals, therefore, the best and only way of doing what he really wanted to was to have another side that no one knew. On the other hand, he didn't know how evil his other side could be: Mr. Hyde was purely evil and Dr. Jekyll wasn't purely good. As one first example, the song "Scary" by Britney Spears was wrote and released in 2011. The first stanza already bring references from "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", as the singer compares her hide - and maybe wrong - wishes and desires to the story; she wants to do things she can't, just like Jekyll wanted before creating Hyde. Here is the first stanza of the…show more content…
Moreover, the song was released in 2011, which means that nowadays people still making mentions to the case of Jekyll and Hyde! A Tvshow that obviously everyone knows, called The Fairly OddParents, also makes allusion to the anecdote. The serie is about a 10-year-old boy, Timmy Turner, who has a tough childhood. His parents always leave him alone with his evil babysitter, Vicky. One day, he granted two fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda, the responsible ones for making his life better. Timmy would be able to ask for any wishes he wanted, as long as they respect the book of oddparents rules "Da Rules". The anti-fairies are similar to the real ones, but with opposite personalities and character traits. For example, Anti-Cosmo is intelligent and speaks with an English accent while real Cosmo is dim-witted. Similarly, Anti-Wanda is also dim-witted and speaks with a Southern American accent while real Wanda is
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