Jekyll And Mr Hyde Good Vs Evil Analysis

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“The man trampled calmly over the child’s body and left her screaming on the ground” (3). Mr. Hyde ran over a young girl late into the night without feeling any guilt. Robert Louis Stevenson shows the archetypal theme of good and evil exists in all people in the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde. Good and evil exist in all people and we struggle with these two forces. This is shown through Jekyll because he is good with a little bad in him, this is also shown through Hyde, who is evil with some good, and it is lastly shown with the lab because it brings good and evil into Jekyll’s life. Jekyll lives his life as a good person with some evil and he struggles with this threw out the whole novella. Dr. Jekyll shows his good side …show more content…

Jekyll knew the experiment was not safe “But the temptation of a discovery so singular and profound, at last overcame my suggestions of alarm” (44). Jekyll thought he was close to a monumental finding so he decided that it was a risk he was willing to take. He took a chance by hoping for something good to happen to him to, even though there was an even larger chance of failure. The experiment was so risky that he “Knew well that I risked death; for any drug that so potently controlled…” (43). Success was more important to him than his own life. He is showing that his love for science made him live a life on the edge. Some people are so passionate about something that they are willing to accept the good and the evil of their passion. Jekyll and all people struggle with good and evil in their lives. The novella The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde depicts this in several ways. One being the way Jekyll shows good with a little bad. Another example is the way Hyde shows evil with a little good. The last example is the way the lab brings good and evil into Jekyll’s

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