In the novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson incorporate numerous dual images to support the theme of the “duality of man”. The novel represents dual images which is quite the obvious of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Other dual images are hidden throughout the text, such as the characters and the setting of Jekyll’s house and the house in Soho to represent the “duality of man”. Throughout the novel, there is an ongoing theme of duality exchanged between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In the novel, the two characters appear to be two separate individuals, as we read we notice that they are two different individuals living the same body.
Throughout Prisoner On the Hell Planet, the colour black is largely intensified, in contrast to the rest of the novel which has a white background. The purpose of this is to highlight the dark themes of the situation. The intensity of the shading effectively portrays the grief and overwhelming sense of morbidity in the story. Even before reading the text, the reader instantly gets a foreboding feeling, based on the negative emotions associated with
In this novel “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, Robert Louis Stevenson has used both character and setting to illustrate the theme duality very successfully. He chose the setting in the late ninetieth centuries during the Victorian Time in London. His main message throughout the novel is everyone that we know all have it own dark side and desire to do something evil to other people. Furthermore, his wider message is the struggle of human between good and evil, religion versus science and will the duality still happen within this modern time now. The duality of characters and setting is developed along with the story and characters.
In the beginning, it gives the impression that Elizabeth Medina is dead and later on, it makes the viewer think that she had been buried alive. Also, Nicholas' reaction to all of these thinks instinctively makes the viewer just as sad as him. All in all, Corman's
"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. The first chapter narrates "The Story of the Door" , which was told by Mr Enfield to Mr Utterson, and is the first time that the author doesn 't respect the chronological order. This passage portrays the meeting between Mr Enfield and Mr Hyde in a busy quarter of London, where in a small street the gentleman saw Mr Hyde running into a little girl and hurting her carelessly.
For example, the author’s word choice in the sentence, “. . .graffiti-scarred building to the grim shadows.” The author wants the reader to understand the mood as eerie, creepy, and dark by describing the setting. Also, the sentence, “His father’s brows knitted over deep brown eyes.” allows the reader to comprehend how the author is trying to convey the character as. By doing so, the reader is able to infer the character as angry.
For instance, the speaker has short bursts of exclamation in the phrases “oh da horror, oh what a shame” (14). The entire line in the poem, “oh da horror” is italicized to add feelings of disappointment, which is similar to the use of the modern-day term known as “Oh my God!” Shame is associated with lying, embarrassment, and cheating husbands, but in this context, it means a life is wasted because of its abrupt end. The concept of death is frightening because death comes unexpectedly. Furthermore, the author conjures further thoughts with the question: “why’d he do that to himself?” The question shows great importance because it is the only interrogative statement in the entire poem. The phrase “do that to himself” is of the utmost importance because it means he claimed his own life which would sadden those that knew him.
Edgar Allan Poe is well known in America and around the world for the horror and mystery in his stories and the dark romanticism of his poems (Lyber et al.). Most of Poe’s gothics have one trait in common a narrator with a disturbed psyche, which is shown in The Tell-Tale Heart, Ligeia, and The Black Cat. Throughout his life, he wrote many dark stories and poems that would give him a permanent place in American literature. One of Poe’s more popular stories The Tell-Tale Heart portrays a narrator that is troubled by an old man's “vulture” like eye. The narrator tells of how he has been ill but goes on to say that his illness has only made his mind sharper and his senses stronger.
Without the creepy settings, the stories would not be as scary. In “Fall of the House of Usher”, Poe uses words to create a terrifying castle surrounded by dead trees and an overall sense of dread and death. “…With the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.” The setting plays a great role in this story because the house is connected to Mr. Usher. Usher is a broken man, with a depression that reflects on the depression of the house.