This phrase is seemingly prophetic to not only the story of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” but to human morality as well. The first example of duality in the novella can be seen in the physical descriptions of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Mr. Hyde is so disgustingly ugly that his very face alone caused Mr. Utterson to feel a “nausea and [a] distaste of life” (Stevenson 12). Hyde is even described as bearing “Satan’s signature” upon his face(Stevenson 12).Mr. Hyde is a young, small, and stumping man that embodies all of the wickedness of Dr. Jekyll (Buzzwell par 2).
He ultimately wanted to escape the pressure of Victorian society. He wanted to avoid committing to one kind of life, being either respected or frowned upon. By changing into Hyde, Jekyll would be able to express his reckless behaviors without any consequences. Hyde slowly became stronger over time and began to take over. Jekyll says “All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil” (Stephenson ).
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.
Nick’s mesmerizing voice and physical presence in the book urges readers to examine his presence in peculiar ways. This is another indication of how Fitzgerald manipulated scenes and excerpts of the novel to get the effects he wanted. To conclude, with the use of Nick’s unreliability due to his lack of self-constraint, the reader is forced to differentiate between reality and fantasy as Nick Carraway provides not only a
Both men need to learn similar lessons and are motivated by fear, but Augustine is much more aware of his predicament and is able to spur change from within. Augustine is no doubt aided by the extremity of his interaction with the drunken beggar to help him see the proverbial light. Despite these seemingly glaring differences between Augustine and Scrooge, an interesting contrast arises from both stories reliance on the mystical. Even though Augustine does not need the preposterous supernatural, he transforms his life to center around the crutch of the “conventional” supernatural.
“The Raven” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” are more different than they are alike is another possible theme. This is incorrect due to the fact the characters and theme are very similar in both stories. They are connected through insanity. A quote that shows this is deep in the darkness peering, long I stood there wondering fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” this shows how Poe is disconnected from reality and is mentally unstable because his mind produces a delusional version actuality.
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.
For example, St.Aquinas states,“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.” Within Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain is fully aware of the immorality of his actions and that he is breaking his code of chivalry out of his own personal desires. Despite Gawain’s status as a knight and his consistency in maintaining virtuous actions for majority of the tale, his soul was still prone to temptation. Tolkien’s tale exhibits how every human is vulnerable towards temptation through the trials of Gawain and his predicaments with
Secrecy, in its pure nature, disorients society from what one wishes to expose; it becomes a prerequisite to many for it is portrayed as the only course of action to mask one’s true self, imperfections, and mistakes, without consequences. Society attempts to disguise or delude sins due to shame or fear of dilapidating a reputation and, often, hiding behind white-lies reveals a person’s forthright values and conscientious intentions. Consequently, Nathaniel Hawthorne intensifies the need for secrecy through the character of Arthur Dimmesdale - whom questionably attempts to avoid facing his own sin - by beautifully practicing motif throughout the novel The Scarlet Letter. Dimmesdale’s mistakes are clearly affirmed to the reader when he commits adultery and keeps his secret to himself. The character does so to preserve his reputation of town-minister with the reasoning that the townspeople would essentially depart from God if he were to “expose himself.”
When stress becomes so prevalent in the body, it exposes the body to dangers that could ultimately lead to serious health issues or even death. Stress is something everyone has experienced before, probably everyday of their lives. It can come from the smallest things or it can occur on a larger scale. The larger scale stress can cause multiple dangers to the body, like a stroke or heart attack. These issues could come out of nowhere or they could have been developing for a long time.