Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Gothic Analysis

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In this paper we are going to explain the gothic theme “the double” and others topics of the Gothic Literature. We are going to work with two stories, the first one “William Wilson” by Edgar Allan Poe, and the other one “The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story by Edgar Allan Poe was first published in 1839 in the Burton 's Gentleman 's Magazine, and the one by R.L. Stenvenson was first published in 1886. We will analyse these works within the category of Gothic literature, highlighting the mains characteristics evidenced into the text. Gothic literature was created as a way to satisfy the concerns of the people who were dissatisfied with the ruling order, wanting to experience forbidden sensations and escape the daily routine. Soon a significant part of society assimilates this new genre and uses it as an escape valve. The term Gothic as an adjective is used because many of the stories were framed in medieval times, or the action took place in a castle or mansion abbey of this architectural style. The intricacies…show more content…
The double in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson explores the human duality, and uniqueness of both expressions; that is, of good and evil as part of a larger whole. The work of Stevenson acquires a central place in fantasy literature doubled, differing with William Wilson already is that confronted with the good side of himself, while Stevenson 's novel is confronted by the evil side .The meeting of W.W with his namesake after committing a crime, also ended with a murder. In Jekyll and Hyde ends with repentance and sacrifice of his own life after confessing the crime to the police. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde represent a break in control, the oppressive legality and hypocrisy of Victorian society, exposed primarily from the perspective of the upper middle class professions: Jekyll and Lanyon both are doctors, as well as is Utterson important lawyer, Enfield and a man of success and
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