Evil In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Paper (798 words) Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a novel that illustrates the mysterious experiences of Dr. Jekyll. This novel correctly perceives evil as although wicked and wrong, it’s something that people can’t subdue because of the temptations that it offers. In the beginning of the novel, Mr. Utterson, Dr. Jekyll’s lawyer, witnessed the event of how a small, evil man, trampled a little girl. To his suspense, this sadistic man is Mr. Hyde, the same person Dr. Jekyll wishes to give all his belongings to if something were to happen to him. Mr. Utterson later found out that Mr. Hyde killed a member of the parliament and then disappeared. Two months later, Dr. Jekyll fell ill and began to isolate himself in his laboratory. Eventually, Mr. Utterson decided to confront Dr. Jekyll by breaking into his secluded laboratory. However, all he found was Mr. Hyde dead on the floor and various documents. Subsequently reading these documents, Mr. Utterson found out that Dr. Jekyll had the ability to transform into Mr. Hyde. With this power, Dr. Jekyll let the evil inside of him take control and commit sadistic and abominable actions. Performing evil activities is something morally wrong and addicting. Part of Dr. Jekyll’s problem was that he was addicted to evil. When one pursues …show more content…

Hyde was spread to the public, Dr. Jekyll wasn’t ashamed of his acts, but rather, “glad to know it” (Page 72). Although he knew his deeds were evil and wicked, he felt that “Jekyll was now [his] city of refuge” (Page 72). This meant that Dr. Jekyll could give into the temptations that evil offers through Hyde, and yet live an illustrious life through Jekyll. A person should always be cautious with his actions. Dr. Jekyll realized that “evil finally destroyed the balance of [Dr. Jekyll’s] soul” (Page 73). Although Dr. Jekyll realized how easy it is to fall under evil temptations, it was too

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