Duality is the ghost of man. It haunts man in unperceivable matters such as the right and left brain (Melina par 1). Although duality may not make complete monsters out of humans, as seen in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, which is the first science fiction work (Stableford par 7), it can still summon unimaginable evils from within us all. This is especially seen in the Gothic and fictitious novella known as Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” This book contrasts his previous works such as Treasure Island, an adventure tale (Robert Louis Stevenson par 9); however, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is also an adventure tale in its own right.
In those who are themselves human, compassionate and thoughtful, Hyde raises some red flags. Even Jekyll fairly quickly recognizes the nature of Hyde: “Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me [Jekyll] and raged… My devil [Hyde]… came out roaring” (Stevenson 84). However unlike Utterson and Enfield, Jekyll is taken by the “lust for evil.” Even a man as good as Jekyll can be swayed by the dark side.
This quote shows how strongly Hyde’s evil nature had progressed after being repressed for so long, and murdering Sir Danvers Carew. Although Hyde is described as dwarfish and deformed, Jekyll accepts him as a true part of himself. For example, Jekyll states “both sides of me were in dead earnest; I was no more myself when I laid aside restraint and plunged in shame, than when I labored, in the eye of the day, at the furtherance of knowledge or the relief of sorrow or suffering” (Stephenson 105). After Jekyll’s first transformation into Hyde, he stood in front of the mirror.
The temptation of greed ended up killing the three men at the end of the tale. ”The Pardoner's Tale” provides a clear understanding that greed is a sin we all have to battle with in our lives, whereas the moral of the wife of bath's tale applies to people doing bad things. This tale teaches the reader a lesson about greed and how it can overcome people, making them do bad
Everyone has been angry at someone at some point of time. Being mean doesn't show any respect of yourself or your parents. Why do we(people) be mean? Penelope's suitors was killed because they destroyed Odysseus's house, twisted his maids, and tried to marry his wife. The suitors destroyed Odysseus house when he was trying to find his way back home.
Mr. Hyde is portrayed as being deformed in his physical features. Dr. Jekyll mentions that Hyde's deformities may be a result of being buried underneath Jekyll's respectable side. Barbara Gates depicts Hyde as a sort of shadow saying, "He is both monster and shadow par excellence-- another self not only for Jekyll but for all the presumably upright Victorian bachelors of the story who perceive his deformities and for whom he becomes both devil and death knell. " Hyde is a shadow and the lesser half of the two personalities because of his despicable personality.
Now she will forever be alone. If she was trying to punish her husband it worked he has a whole new viewpoint on her. He said “Oh, I married a tigress, not a woman, not a wife, and yoked myself to a hater and destroyer.” (Euripides 204). He was the one that turned Medea into this monster.
Abigail and the society itself are to blame for the events in Salem causing murder and outrage in this town. Abigail is the character mainly to blame for the outrage in Salem. She is a liar, double faced hypocrite that will stop at nothing to get herself out of the mess that she created. Making her one of the main killers of these innocent puritan people.
Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred” (155). Goodness is all lost when the creature, driven by his desire for revenge, kills those dear to Frankenstein, in which the creation believes will therapeutically heal his personal recounting the pain of the mistreatment over the years. Even in the creation’s acts of kindness towards the family, because of the family’s reaction to the creature, this allows Shelly to reinforce that man is both ‘so virtuous and magnificent’, but also ‘vicious and base’.