Morality In 'Dr. Jekyll Vs. Hyde'

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“Jekyll and Hyde” is a tragic, yet informative show that highlights the importance of morality, the influences of good and evil, and not letting your ‘inner demons’, so to speak, control you. It shows that even the darkest of demons can be overcome with even the smallest glimmer of light and love. It also reflects on how people of one society can differ from each other and, because of money differences, they live completely opposite lives. Throughout it, the higher and lower class citizens have constant roles of passively competing and comparing with each other, but in the end, no one wins. The show starts off with two men, John Utterson, Jekyll’s lawyer and childhood friend, and Sir Danvers Carew, father of Jekyll’s fiancée, Emma. They momentarily narrate of how Dr. Jekyll affected their lives. It continues to show Jekyll experimenting to find a cure to save the life of his father, and later, when allegedly discovering it, being turned down to experiment on a live patient, due to morality issues. In between these scenes takes place a passive-like confrontation…show more content…
During this scene takes the place of a climactic mental battle between Jekyll and Hyde, with Hyde doing most of the fighting, swearing that he will completely take control of Jekyll. A short mourning scene for Lucy follows this, and then enters Utterson and Carew who narrate to the audience that Jekyll had finally given up his quest to help his father and settled to get married. During the wedding, Jekyll has a last transfiguration into Hyde, in which he grabs and kills Simon Stride, and then threatens to kill Emma. She sings to him and brings out Jekyll. Jekyll finally ends Hyde’s reign of terror by grabbing John’s sword and killing himself with it. Act II, and the entire show itself, ends with Emma weeping over his
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