Ellen Hopkins’ Crank is an epic poem geared toward warning young people of the various consequences of using dangerous drugs. However important its message, it provides a single story, a stereotypical tale influenced by pop culture about addiction and the people it affects. In the poem, the heroine, Kristina Snow, gets addicted to methamphetamines, otherwise known as “crank”. Her life takes a downward turn that includes pregnancy and dropping out of school. The poem depicts just one experience with drug abuse and links it to what is perceived to be the most likely thing to happen if you get addicted to drugs, providing a false single story for the young people it targets.
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Anybody who thinks that he or she knows another person, even the closest one, inside out is mistaken. As proverb saying: “Every bean has its black”; in other words, everyone has secrets but some secrets are darker than others. Dr. Jekyll loved being a good and decent man and was ashamed of “the evil side of his nature” (Stevenson 52), so he decided to purify himself from evil-self. Unfortunately, Dr. Jekyll failed to do so; the darkness of his evil nature completely overpowered the light of his kind heart.
"The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" is a gothic novella written by Robert Louis Stevenson. The whole manuscript concentrates on the concept of human duality and tries to explain that there are both elements of good and evil in every person through the main character personality changes. The choice of using a non-linear plot was done to convey an increasing sense of curiosity and anxiety simultaneously and frequently not to spoil the mystery of the plot.
Even the slightest bit of addiction carries the ability to change a person’s priorities. It influences one to neglect responsibilities and even his or her own health. In Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market,” Lizzie revealed that “She (Jeanie) pined and pined away; sought them by night and day … dwindled and grew grey then fell with the first snow,” it depicts that Jeanie disregarded her health in pursuit of her cravings. Jeanie’s death was a direct result of her decision to make her drug come first before her health.
“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson is a book that intrigues one’s mind, because it makes us question ourselves about the balance between the two opposing forces. The story starts out with Mr. Utterson, a lawyer and a great friend of Dr. Jekyll, hearing about Hyde for the first time, who is very shady and somewhat misconfigured. Mr. Utterson hears about Hyde’s bad reputation, and his usage of Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory; therefore, Mr. Utterson suspects some kind of relationship between Hyde and Dr. Jekyll. Mr. Utterson’s friend Lanyon, who is a doctor, dies after Dr. Jekyll goes into seclusion; Mr. Utterson goes to Dr. Jekyll’s house to seek the truth behind Lanyon’s death, but he instead sees Hyde dead. Mr. Utterson
This question is addressed in the third section of the article. For that reason, the author writes with a rhetoric of pathos to encourage the reader to persevere and also purchase Naloxone, a drug which can alter the effects of opioids in case of emergency. Since addiction is an emotional subject, this section of the article contains much pathos rhetoric
Drug addiction is a constant war. It is a battle being fought between oneself, possibly family, friends but always, the drug. Yet for anyone that is struggling, there is hope. Despite our differences, there will always be a path to recovery. In “Water by the Spoonful”, Quiara Alegría Hudes incorporates several strategies and tactics through various character’s agencies and symbolism to ultimately create a piece that centers recuperation.
Using well-placed symbolism, Stevenson draws a connection between his characters and the reader. One of the foremost exsamples of symbolism in this work is the potion. The potion is symbolic in that it is the element that changes the personality of Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde, as exemplified by the following quote, “I was stepping leisurely across the court after breakfast, drinking the chill of the air with pleasure, when I was seized again with those indescribable sensations that heralded the change; and I had but the time to gain the shelter of my cabinet, before I was once again raging and freezing with the passions of Hyde. It took on this occasion a double dose to recall me to myself; and alas! Six hours after, as I sat looking sadly in
In the novel, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson explores the complexity of human nature. He uses characters and events in the novel to present his stance on the major theme: “man is not truly one, but truly two” (125). Branching from this major theme are many more specific views on the idea that human nature is divided into good and evil. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are two very different people who occupy the same body. Human beings struggle with good and evil and Stevenson goes to the extreme to to show this relationship.
The legalization of drugs has been at the center of interminable debate. Drugs have widely been perceived as a dominant threat to the moral fabric of society. Drug use has been attributed as the source responsible for a myriad of key issues. For instance, it is believed that drugs have exacerbated the already weak status of mental health in the United States in which some individuals suffering from mental illness administer illicit substances such as heroin or cocaine in an attempt to self-medicate. Moreover, drugs are blamed for turning auspicious members of the community into worthless degenerates.
The addiction to drugs can do so much to a human being. Many think a lot of drugs can’t affect you or your body but truly it can. If you look closely you can find the affects. Dr. Jekyll is addicted to drugs, you can clearly tell by his actions, the outcomes of events and the end.
In the article “Dr. Jekyll and the Emergence of Mr. Hyde” the author, Masao Miyoshi discusses how this story is portrayed by readers as a crude science fiction or a moral allegory. Miyoshi then begins to explain the structure that Stevenson used when writing. He does this by going through each main character that is presented throughout Stevenson’s stories and describes how they felt thought out the story during specific scenes. This article evaluates these characters by comparing them to each other. An example, of how Miyoshi does this is by taking a main scene from the original story and compares how different characters reacts towards the certain event.
The novella Jekyll and Hyde tells the tragic story of a battle between good and evil, a battle for total control over the mind and soul. The clash between the pure and impure sides of man: a fight to the finish. It explores the aspect of a person’s good and bad side; holy and unholy, the one who bathes himself in God’s light and the one whom plays with The Devil’s fire. The battle between the good-willed Dr. Jekyll, and his evil persona: the murderous Mr. Hyde. The author, Stevenson, presents this in numerous ways and describes the two conflicting sides well.
In 2010, Laurence and Rankin published articles that contain similarities. Laurence (2010) covered Jekyll’s desire to do drugs and homosexuality. Jekyll lost control over his evil side because he could not resist the need for higher dosages of drugs. Rankin (2010) went into the details of the time period and what factors contributed to Robert Stevenson’s interest of the dual nature of humans. Padnick (2012) inspect a side that many overlooks, Hyde is Jekyll.
Madness, science, Mystery, if you have read these types of things before it was more than likely in the book the Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde. But this story however is not that book, it is called Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Holmes. In this novel the narrator is John H Watson, Mr.Holmes’s right hand man. The story speaks of figuring out who Mr.Hyde is. The question was made when a lawyer was speaking on behalf of none other than Dr.Jekyll. He explains that Dr.Jekyll had written his will before he dies, which is normal, but there was something that was strange, Dr.Jekyll had put 250 million dollars into the hands of Mr.Hyde. But who was Mr.Hyde? Why was he given so much money in Dr.Jekyll's will? This is what Holmes and Watson tried to