For example, after Jekyll horrifying experience of going to bed as Jekyll and waking up as Hyde, he vows to never transform into Hyde again. Although he kept his vow for two months, he once again is overcome by temptation and turns into Hyde. He states “in an hour of moral weakness, I once again compounded and swallowed the transforming draught.”(86) The word “compounded” alludes to the word compound meaning a bond of two, in this case, being Jekyll and Hyde. As soon as Jekyll gave into the existence of Hyde and created a compound he also compounded his situation or made it worse, emphasizing the negativity in giving into temptation. Soon after his transformation Hyde having been suppressed for two months, kills Sir Danvers Carew.
Robert Louis Stevenson's book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is about a gifted doctor who discovers an elixir that can transform someone into the opposite of their normal personality. As Stevenson stated in the book "Man is not truly one, but truly two," and in the story, he explores the duality of human nature. Through a variety of characters, he shows that all things have a dark and light side. We first view this through his character Dr. Jekyll who is a talended scientist and doctor that can become an evil
The doctor had become captivated with the thought of man having two separate identities . He began to spend countless amount of time devoting his scientific studies to finding a way to make his vision reality. The altered ego Dr. Jekyll imagined would allow him to act on his unrespectable actions under a different identity while still allowing him to sustain good standing in his community under his original self. Because of Dr. Jekyll’s scientist experience he was able to develop a transformation drug that transformed him into his alter ego who had come to be known as the wicked and evil Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll stated this potion made him feel better inside saying, “I feel younger, lighter, happier in body…” (44).
Jekyll is seen performing scientific practice, attempting to achieve a goal which can be argued to exceed his mental capacity. Dr. Jekyll wished to remove his dark side, tampering with the duality of man. He expressed hatred towards is his darker side. It shows this in the quote “many a man would have even blazoned such irregularities as i was guilty of;... I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame.” Using “blazoned” describes how other men would display their lesser side prominently and vividly, whereas in comparison Dr. Jekyll “hides them.” This shows us the vast difference between Dr.Jekyll 's opinion,a dn the opinions of the majority of man.
Dr Jekyll follows nearly the same path Viktor does towards finding his demonic identity. Choosing science over religion; Dr Jekyll gives in to his inner demons and creates the potion that will bring his demonic identity forth. Different from Viktor: Dr Jekyll is already aware of what is within his own psyche, and with his misuse of science he hopes to give into it. Viktor does not know what lies beneath his own idea of self and realizes with his experiments what he is capable of. The transformation of Jekyll to Hyde is the definition of not only “monstres doubles” but also what demonic identity can be.
C3C Daniel Payne Maj Lynn English 211 5 May 2017 Red or Blue Pill The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a novel that describes the daring dilemma of a distinguished doctor and a disturbed, indescribable demon that denotes the dark desires of Dr. Jekyll. Throughout the story, decency is doubled with degradation; abandon with drawback; honesty with deceit. As such, Stevenson notions with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that dual nature not only of one man but also of society in general. that both good and evil resides within everyone and affirms that if one tries to deny their desires, rather than acknowledging them as a fragment of their entirety, said desires will likely manifest themselves in a magnified, overwhelming manner. Dr. Jekyll and
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a short novel written by Robert Stevenson, shocking the audience with its sudden twist. Told mostly from the view of Mr. Utterson, Jekyll’s lawyer, he goes through the mysterious connection between Jekyll and a horrible man named Mr. Hyde. In the end of the novel, it is discovered that Jekyll is Hyde, taking a potion to transform into the hideous man. After several transformations into Hyde, Jekyll finally glances into a mirror, seeing a short, hideous and hairy man, much different from the tall and clean Jekyll. In the novel, Stevenson uses mirrors to represent Hyde’s physical manifestation, an object that reflects within the person, and he uses the mirrors to show the unstable duality of the individual's psyche.
In "From Barave New World" by Aldous Huxley. The author does not describe the characters so that we can imagine how they look. The purpose of the author is that we know all the facts in the story so that we can decide and support with side of the story we think is the correct one. The conflict started when The Savage wanted to be happy but his idea of happiness is unhappiness for the new civilisation. The happiness for The Savage is to have God, poetry, real danger, and other things but for the new civilisation happiness is to do things comfortably.
Some are married to the opposite sex, others remain single throughout their livelihood; causing them to be heterosexual by day and a homosexual by night. Some like Oscar Wilde remain open about their sexuality. Which led Oscar to be imprisoned for 2 years of hard labor. Robert Louis Stevenson focused on this cultural issue in his novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, through figurative language (. Through this Stevenson posits that if one hides one’s authentic self it will lead to a double life that will cause one’s life to end in destruction.