Similarities Between Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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According to the text, Mr. Hyde roots from Dr. Jekyll, so we can assume that there is both Hyde in Jekyll and Jekyll in Hyde. When we look at the story we typically view Hyde as an evil being and Jekyll as a fairly pure being. This ideal is widely accepted; however, if we step back we see a glimpse of each other’s counterpart within themselves. Jekyll wanted to create Hyde so he could express the evilness within himself, without feeling guilty. By some standards, this could be considered immoral. Hyde was still considered Jekyll since they are one being. By some standards, he could still have some morality within him. This leads back to the idea that there is Hyde in Jekyll and Jekyll in Hyde, and we can relate this to the principle of yin

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