In those who are themselves human, compassionate and thoughtful, Hyde raises some red flags. Even Jekyll fairly quickly recognizes the nature of Hyde: “Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me [Jekyll] and raged… My devil [Hyde]… came out roaring” (Stevenson 84). However unlike Utterson and Enfield, Jekyll is taken by the “lust for evil.” Even a man as good as Jekyll can be swayed by the dark side. Judy Cornes suggests that when Hyde “brutally clubs” Carew “to death,” he is shown to be “pushing Jekyll down that slide into hell.” Jekyll cannot help being brought down with his counterpart. He and Hyde are one, two sides of the same coin.
In the story “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by R.L.S three characters represent Freud’s psychoanalysis of the id, ego, and superego. Freud describes id as the devil sitting on your shoulder or the evil side. In addition, the superego is a human moral conscience. Finally, the ego is a good balance between good and evil.
Hawthorne has said that "Among all its bad influences, the black veil had the one desirable effect, of making its wearer a very efficient clergyman. By the aid of his mysterious emblem--for there was no other apparent cause--he became a man of awful power over souls that were in agony for sin." (Hawthorne 13) As explained by Hooper in this quote, he explains that the sin that
He writes a letter to confess what evil he does when “he was Hyde.” Moreover, he does not want to talk about more about Hyde’s malignant behavior on the testament, it also explains as Jekyll he does not want to mention Hyde too much. However, actually Hyde is the other type of himself. As Jekyll, he is a nice person, he try to remedy Hyde’s mistake, but as the time goes on, Jekyll finds that he can not control Hyde anymore. It is one aspect to support both good and evil can reflect in one person. Moreover, “Will Hyde die upon the scaffold?
Although both of these literally pieces provide us with the theme of irony, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" gives the reader a sense of suspense with the irony that proves to be more effective. Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" emphasizes on how a man’s thoughts and perception can affect oneself and other’s lives. The demonstration of the narrator's imagination unconsciously leads his own thoughts to grow into a chaotic mess that ultimately ends in a death. By murdering, it’s his own way of finding peace. He is portrayed as being a sadist, sick man with an unnatural obsession for
The word “evil,” according to Merriam-Webster, means “morally bad.” With such a vague definition, how can one discern the truth behind what is good and what is evil? John Gardner’s novel Grendel provides multiple philosophical outlooks demystifying the epic poem Beowulf’s antagonist. Grendel is a monster, however Gardner clearly asserts through multiple philosophies that not all monsters are inherently evil. Grendel proves not to be evil due to his belief in solipsism. Solipsism is manifested in Grendel’s recurring and crippling loneliness, his understanding of solipsism affecting others, and Gardner’s achievement in eliciting sympathy for Grendel.
In both of these stories, these elements working in tandem to be very effective in creating a sense of horror reader. The tone of these stories are very similar. In both cases, the story is told from the point of view of the killer, allowing us a better understanding of the work of the mind killer, thus enhancing a sense of urgency and horror. Through the use of disturbing images, speech forms storytellers, and especially irony According creates an atmosphere unlike any other author. In both stories, the narrator mad that you can not say that they are not smart, though neither believes he is mad.
In the Bible, Good/Evil is represented by material beings or objects instead of ideas or feelings, which is now a common recreation. Again, refer back to the Harry Potter series for example. In the stories, Harry, the main character, represents this idea of Good, proven by his acts of bravery, generosity and kindness (examples include: saving the life of an “enemy,” freeing the enslaved, risking his life for others, etc.). Voldemort, on the other hand, directly relates to this idea of Evil, shown through his acts of selfishness, corruption and cruelty (examples include: murdering the innocent, terrorizing the common citizen, etc.). The two examples of this famous battle are highly similar, once again showing us the influence Genesis must have had on the literature of
The ultimate consequence given for an evil action cannot be simply determined by the physical outcome of the sin, but has to take into account the intent of the sinner. That being said, the darkness of one’s heart only correlates with the intentions of the evil doer, while in modern times people are pushed to a desensitisation to some of the worst sins imaginable. That bribe you made to your sibling was only the beginning of the ‘small’ sins
In a Society Full of Hatred, Good Turns Evil John Ortberg once said, “Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus.” However, the story of Frankenstein comes in at a close second to these themes of “human meaning” (Ortberg). The creation is heroic, as well as, a monster, he has an appalling appearance, and he wants love but receives animosity. The creation was born good and made evil. A term for the creation Mary Shelley used was “creature.” Creature is defined to be an animal, as distinct from a human being or a fictional being that is typically frightening (Dictionary.com).