Of No Return In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness And Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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In Joseph Conrad 's Heart Of Darkness and Robert Stevenson 's Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde both Conrad and Stevenson show a point of no return can be triggered in different ways and that man has different sides that react to this and lead to extreme consequences if not in balance. The topic of reaching a point of no return in DJMH is used with Mr.Hyde overtaking Jekyll and not being able to come back. While in HOD the point of no return is shown through Kurtz losing himself in a “uncivilized” civilization. In DJMH repressing the chaotic side of man is shown to be consequential through the character Mr.Jekyll is used by Stevenson to show what we are like without the restrictions of moral civilization. Both authors are trying to convey how society has changed us and what . In HOD the different sides of man is shown through the character Kurtz. Conrad changing Kurtz relates to the different sides of man that can come out. What Conrad and Stevenson may be saying about duality is if not in balance it may not be able to be controlled one way or another. Stevenson shows duality of evil and good through not just Dr.jekyll but also through society. During the Victorian era, there were two classes, poor and wealthy. Dr. Jekyll being a doctor and kind of wealthy, he is expected to be a gentleman. He wants to be taken seriously, but also indulge in his darker side.“... I saw that, of the two natures that contended in/ the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said/ to be
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