Furthermore, the picture of Dorian Gray manifests the stage of social during the Victorian era, 1837–1901 when English society banned homoeroticism. According to Geek mythology, the myth of Narcissus is one of the most famous myths. It is the story about the young extraordinary beautiful boy who is hugely arrogance and overly concern with his appearance. The myth of Narcissus has a significant influence on the picture Dorian Gray because there are various similarities between both myth and novel whether it be plot, homoerotism, elements, etc. Psychological Disorder The main type of mental disorder in the picture of Dorian Gray is narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
While Hyde 's morality is apparent in his appearance, Dr. Jekyll is not as morally superior as his looks may suggest. Opposed to Mr. Hyde 's abhorrent appearance, Dr. Jekyll has a "large handsome face" and an established, well-regarded reputation (Stevenson 19). The impression of Dr. Jekyll is one of good nature and respectability, but the doctor is a morally suspect character with his main flaw being selfishness. After the murder of Carew, Dr. Jekyll 's main concern is his reputation, which shocks Utterson (19). Mr. Utterson 's surprise at this comment reflects this idea of the time: a well-groomed man must be in good moral standing; therefore, this unashamed selfishness is surprising.
In the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, there were different themes throughout. The theme that stood out the most was “Good and evil exist in all humans, and we live our lives struggling with theses two forces.” The real world has examples of good and evil such as yin and yang, water and land, life and death. All of these examples balance each other out just like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde balance each other out. Dr. Jekyll creates a potion that transforms him into the infamous Mr. Hyde who soon will take him over. Throughout the novella Jekyll would struggle to keep Mr. Hyde from “escaping” and taking over.
By doing this, He finds that there is an evil side in every man. Jekyll states, “Man is not truly one, but truly two” ( Stephenson 47). Jekyll can now be a good person, and Hyde can do the evil things without Jekyll feeling guilty. He knows that it is risky and his evil side may take over, but he doesn't care. “… All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: Edward Hyde… was pure evil” (50).
At times, Victor almost makes it clear that he has given up, ready to commit suicide. When the creature is at a higher point, Victor is at a lower point, suffering with fevers and cold chills. Physically, when Victor is drained, his body is exhausted too. He goes through so much trying to avenge the death of those the creature has murdered that his body can’t take it anymore. Regretting his choices, Victor cries, “...tears, the first I had shed for many months, streamed from my eyes, and I resolved not to fall before my enemy without a bitter struggle.” Contemplating suicide, Victor realizes that his life has become empty.
We all like to think that evil is not born within us, but rather nurtured into us; while this may be true for some, others have evil born directly into them. When man toys with the powers reserved for only God, God strikes back with a wicked evil to show man the power that they truly lack. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein contains a prime example of a being born of unnatural causes and thus having these evil urges that they cannot control. Frankenstein’s monster is a highly intelligent being, and hence he is very manipulative. He pulls at the heartstrings of Victor’s emotions, but Victor can see the true evil that is within him.
Elizabeth’s innocence and lack of knowledge of the monster was what ultimately killed her in the end.The monster also is the cause of Justine Moritz’s death. After the passing of Catherine Frankenstein, Justine comes to live with the Frankenstein family. When Victor discovers Justine was accused of killing William, he is appalled that someone so innocent could be incriminated of such a crime. Victor describes Justine as having “mild eyes [that] seemed incapable of any severity or guile” (58). Victor knows it was his monster who did the devious deed, but he could never admit that or he’d seem insane.
It gives me pleasure”’(Connell 8). Richard Connell portrays a dark and evil tone by using the word “pleasure” after talking about hunting and killing men. Since Rainsford is opposed to Zaroff's actions, it makes Rainsford stand out as a better character compared to the evil actions of Zaroff. It is important to be able to recognize the moral people and the evil people in ones life so that one associates with the right group of people; therefore, one will not be betrayed, but instead, one would be happy. Similarly, Ray Bradbury uses a dark and evil tone to help
Thus, he was not the perpetrator of the incident and accepting the fault is to further his hope that he will achieve capturing Daisy. In the end, Gatsby is left with nothing because he destroyed all of it. After Myrtle’s murder, Gatsby watches the trust that he specifically built break down in front of his eyes. [introduce quote]. “I can’t do it—I can’t get mixed up in it… when a man gets killed I never like to get mixed up in it anyway.
He tells Utterson that he is able to get rid of Mr. Hyde if he desired to. Dr. Jekyll is not only making it more evident that he is an addict, but also making it the addiction harder to resist. The character of Mr. Hyde is the reason Dr. Jekyll is addicted, and he can be compared to a drug addict. A drug addicts tends to go mad and are unaware of their actions, therefore being incapable of controlling themselves. With that being said, they also continuously convince others and themselves that they are completely capable of controlling themselves when in reality they cannot.