Is The Theme Of Evil In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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“All human beings are commingled out of good and evil,” said by Robert Louis Stevenson. These words paint a clear picture of what the theme of the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by Robert Louis Stevenson. This novel is a book full of mystery and curiosity, but what good is a book if it does not contain a lesson to be learned. Robert Louis Stevenson is known to write books with the theme of the impossibility of identifying and separating good and evil, which many can agree on. On the contrary, many people claim there are themes that would best fit the book of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, like the theme of violence, science, and apperance. However, it is extremely obvious the theme of good versus…show more content…
Nevertheless, it is essential to know why the science experiment was put into place, so Mr. Jekyll could release his evil side. When Dr. Jekyll is thinking of the idea of separating the good and the bad in him he says,“man is not truly one, but truly two” (Stevenson 61). In other words, he is saying everyone has two personalities, one good and one bad. This was the thought behind his experiment. Dr. Jekyll also says, “these polar twins should be continuously struggling”(Stevenson 62). Dr. Jekyll is basically saying the theme of the book, good and bad are continuously going against each other. In the final analysis, Dr. Jekyll proclaims, “the evil side of my nature, to which I had now transferred the stamping efficacy, was less robust and less developed than the good which I had just deposed”(Stevenson 64). So Dr. Jekyll is insisting that his evil side now has more power than his good side and is weaker than his good side, which he has overthrown. In other words, evil is trying to overcome good. All things considered, it is obvious that when talking about his science experiment, Dr. Jekyll mostly talked about good versus evil, which is the…show more content…
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, for example, the theme of appearance, science, or violence. It is obvious that good versus evil is the most appropriate theme for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, due to the fact that throughout the book Dr. Jekyll tries to balance out his two personalities, in Dr. Jekyll’s statement of the full case he mostly talks about evil and good, and there is a clear representation of evil going against good. In the final analysis, good versus evil is the best theme for this novel. Not only is it a good lesson to learn, but it makes people realize the truth about others, because as the author of the book, Robert Louis Stevenson said, “All human beings are commingled out of good and
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