In this essay, the novels Othello and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will be compared and contrasted to determine the connection between the two on the basis of the essence of evil in the context of mankind. These two novels both portray evil as a subdued yet easily activated—under the right circumstances—and self-conscious nature of humans. They show this through the connection between Iago and Othello in comparison with the connection of Jekyll and Hyde, the transition of the main characters’ mentality, and the “evil” character committing suicide at the end of the novels. These three examples define each of the two novels discussed in this essay’s perspective on the concept of evil and the way it infests every human as well as its effects on human behavior and mindset. Firstly, evil is shown in the characters that the reader sees in the novels through the “friendship” (less like friendship in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) of some of the most prominent characters.
GOTHIC ELEMENTS IN THE BOOK The strange case of Dr.Jakyll and Mr.Hyde is a famous novel by a well-known Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson which was first published in 1886. It is likewise known as jakyll and hyde, the tale of a health practitioner who attempts a test with the intention of finding out his evil nature. But he becomes fascinated by the evil facet of his nature. He will reach a factor in which he'll not be capable of controlling Mr Hyde, the person he has created. The latter will start to appear suddenly and started ruling Dr.Jakyll's life.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). The concept of the Shadow is evident in Stevenson’s work, whether he was aware of Jung’s terminology or not. The idea of a darker part of humanity that must be faced and dealt with is a clear theme in his work: Here, Hyde becomes a physical manifestation of Jekyll’s repressed unconscious, showing how the doppelganger may appropriate the body in order to act out the original characters repressed thoughts, ideas and desires. Freud notes that the double is often a representation of the shadowy, hideous part of our personality – this is evident in the case of Jekyll and Hyde, where Jekyll represents the rational, civilized and intellectual self, and Hyde the irrational, beast-like
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. At the sight of that man, walking away from the crying child without even apologizing, Mr Enfield decided to take action: he asked money to the man in exchange of silence on such scandal. Later, he gave the money to the girl 's family and Mr Hyde disappeared in a mysterious door with the key . From the moment when Mr Enfield describes the scenario and the appearance of that detestable man, who seemed to be deformed yet nobody understood how, both Mr Utterson and the reader are hooked in this peculiar loop of curiosity and fear. The author could have written this passage from Mr Enfield 's point of view in order for us to be in Mr Utterson 's
The respectable Dr. Jekyll, in his attempt to prove the worth of his scientific ambitions and studies, creates a monster much like Frankenstein’s monster but at the same time completely different from it. In both the cases, it is a scientific experiment gone wrong but in Stevenson’s text, the horror lies in the transformation of the protagonist. Set in fog-bound London, this Gothic masterpiece explores the baser instincts in a human being that necessarily hastens the doom of the same.
The prevalent atmosphere is a doom and gloomy one, in order for incomprehensible situations to take place. Some of the most known Gothic novels are Frankenstein, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, stories written by Edgar Allen Poe. According to Crystal B. Lake, the Gothic literature expose and play with the unknown, hidden parts of society or of ourselves hence what makes it so terrifying is the fact that it brings into the light, it gives a voice to
So, perhaps Jekyll’s experiment reduces his being to its most basic form, in which evil runs freely without his reputation as Jekyll being tarnished at all. Jekyll and Hyde are not the only examples of duality in this novel. The city of London is also portrayed in contrasting terms as both a foggy, dreary and ‘nightmarish’ place, and a well kept, bustling center of commerce. Indeed, just as men have both positive and negative qualities, so does society. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde contains extremely violent scenes.
Firstly, red is the color that would usually associates with danger and forbidden. This may suggest the qualities of the Red Room. Danger and forbidden illustrate us the room entrap a beast within it. Moreover, the Red Room is used as a chamber of confinement for not only Kingshaw but Mr. Hooper in the past. “He had not dared to rebel” (p.13) and “he would not shout” (p.42) are evidences to the fact that the two victims both refuse to go against the will of the Red Room.
On the other hand I found that the doctor was in fact test his potions on himself which I found very odd because he should have tested the potions on rats for example, this way he would be able to see the side effect of the potions. 2.Explain how a character is acting and why you think the character is acting that way. I chose to write about Hyde, he was acting very strange. Hyde was constantly being described as an evil character for example he was described as a horrible person in general. Hyde’s action in the novel are most times very inhuman and sometimes uncomfortable for some for these reason he had no respect for others and he basically just didn’t care.
Knowing this, one can truly understand the reasons and meanings behind Rochester’s actions throughout the text. Edward Rochester is a highly controversial person in Jane Eyre. Some agree that he is the psychotic enemy of Jane, and should