Henry Jekyll underwent a physical and mental metamorphosis when he swallowed the potion he had concocted in his laboratory, thereby affirming the Lombrosian notion that criminality is not merely a state of mind but is also manifest in the physical body. The physical changes that occur in Dr. Jekyll clearly gets infused with racial overtones which bring to light the colonizer-colonized aspect of the novel. Dr. Jekyll in his confession letter to his lawyer and friend Mr. Utterson, states that he was aware of the fact that these changes projected his repressed desire which is why the “ugly idol” of Mr. Hyde’s reflection generated a “leap of welcome” in him. It is this awareness that hastens his doom as he is incapable of balancing between his radically different selves. It is in this light that I would like to mention the characters from Hannibal Series-JameGumb (also nicknamed ‘Buffalo Bill’) from The Silence of the Lambs and Francis Dolarhyde or Mr. D (nicknamed, ‘Tooth Fairy’) from Red Dragon.
Within the novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, there stands a strange case of good versus evil. However, this story has no great villain or even a valiant hero, it has only a man fighting with his vices and dark urges and desires, which grow darker, more morbid and perverted at the novel goes on. Then, as a means to free himself of such darkness and “evil,” the man creates an antidote or rather cocktail of drugs to help him in such matter. Only problem being, the cocktail separates his psyche in two and with the two sides released from each other. The darkness the bad is allowed to grow and lash out unattended and unblocked.
In the novel, the two characters appear to be two separate individuals, as we read we notice that they are two different individuals living the same body. Jekyll, a successful doctor who experiments with two sides of human beings: good and bad. Stevenson’s message is clear, it is good and evil in all of us. There is a formula, a potion, can bring out the evil in anyone. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are very different individuals Jekyll is handsome and good in the eyes of the community, whereas Hyde is ugly, evil and described as “like a money” when viewed through society’s glasses.
World War Two was primarily based on an evil man named Hitler trying to seize the world by creating conflict. The story shows Jack, the antagonist, and his seizure of power. It shows the relevance of the conch through symbolism, themes and ideal comparisons. The novel proceeds to convey the message of savagery and violence which, unfortunately, the human mind has no control over, leading to a violent end. He also shows how evil is formed through a man.
He eventually discovered a chemical concoction that will cause him to feel and to see a separation of his two sides. Chemical concoction makes him turns into Mr. Hyde which is a man who is all bad and all evil. He also needs to perform a second experiment to make sure he can turn back to Dr. Jekyll. It is successful of switching his identity by drinking the potion. He becomes more and more obsessed with becoming Hyde.
Most of his life, Jekyll has tried to suppress all the evil inside of him, and he thinks that it is possible to split up the good and evil parts of a person to create a pure good person and a pure evil person. He becomes very fascinated about the idea and spend a lot of time in his laboratory, trying to make a potion which can mask the evil part of his personality. He ends up with creating a potion which separates the evil part of him into a different physical body, Mr. Edward Hyde. Mr. Hyde is the opposite of Dr. Jekyll. While Jekyll is always good and nice, Hyde is like a monster.
Throughout Frankenstein, Mary Shelley shows how dangerous knowledge can be. Discuss. In her novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley highlights how the pursuit of knowledge can lead to disastrous consequences when it is placed in the wrong hands. This is evidenced by Victor Frankenstein’s carless actions, and that of his creation when it is discovering the world and society for the first time. Victor’s reckless behaviour contributes not only the deaths of his family, but the creature’s nature of becoming sinful through experience.
Both Francesca and Ugolino’s judgements resulted from deliberation and thought, and both of their thoughts were greatly influenced by their oppressed state and some biological factors. They were diverted away from the First good, which made them turn toward the apparent goods. The use of free will in the Inferno served as a path to sin for both Francesca and Ugolino. Dante recognizes that Francesca had very weak control over her judgements, and that love overpowered her, but he also made it clear that she deserves to be in hell. As for Ugolino, he also used his free will to resist loving his sons.
It all winds up with Will being accused to be the Chesapeake ripper and put in a mental intuition. Convinced that it is Hannibal is the real Chesapeake ripper, he tries to convince the people around him that he is in fact innocent. Will can truly identify who Hannibal is. In season two, Will is released when Hannibal frames his psychologist in the hospital, Chilton. Will and Hannibal on that occasion starts a game where Hannibal tries to transform Will into a murderer.