Theme Of Duality In Jekyll And Hyde

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In this novel “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, Robert Louis Stevenson has used both character and setting to illustrate the theme duality very successfully. He chose the setting in the late ninetieth centuries during the Victorian Time in London. His main message throughout the novel is everyone that we know all have it own dark side and desire to do something evil to other people. Furthermore, his wider message is the struggle of human between good and evil, religion versus science and will the duality still happen within this modern time now. The duality of characters and setting is developed along with the story and characters. Opening in the chapter “Story of the Door”, he use “the door” to show the duality, is has suggested that the door is a symbolism for hope and chance or being locked with no way out. Furthermore, the front of the house was beautiful and standout of those on streets; but the possible meaning was that this house link to Jekyll and Hyde because the author trying to…show more content…
Moreover the word “calmly” shows the merciless action of Hyde; normally people wouldn’t act like Hyde, “left the girl screaming on the ground”. This has illustrated the duality in both Jekyll and Hyde because of the animalistic action but doing it calmly by the personality of Jekyll. Then he link this quotes; “With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to that truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two”, we could easy recognize the interiors and exteriors of human in Victorian time. Because in Victorian times, urban terror is a very big problem, you might be killed by someone you don’t know while you are at the streets, like this girl in the
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