Jekyll And The Shining Analysis

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In almost all films and novels of any genre, evil does not and cannot triumph. This is the case in both “Jekyll and Hyde” and “The Shining” wherein evil is represented as a force that ultimately causes its own demise. Both antagonists commit suicide due to being overcome by their better nature. In “The Shining” Jack Torrance is on the verge of murdering his son, until “the face in front of him changed” and “the mallet began to rise and descend, destroying the last of Jack Torrance’s image”. This suggests that violent people meet violent ends. The death of Dr Jekyll is not as violent, his corpse is found with a “crushed phial in the hand and the strong smell of kernels” suggesting the intake of arsenic. Although the body was found “sorely contorted
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