Theme Of Evil In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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In the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, there were different themes throughout. The theme that stood out the most was “Good and evil exist in all humans, and we live our lives struggling with theses two forces.” The real world has examples of good and evil such as yin and yang, water and land, life and death. All of these examples balance each other out just like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde balance each other out. Dr. Jekyll creates a potion that transforms him into the infamous Mr. Hyde who soon will take him over. Throughout the novella Jekyll would struggle to keep Mr. Hyde from “escaping” and taking over. This being said all of these things balance each other out to keep good and evil balanced. The first way that good and evil exists in all humans is like yin and yang. By balancing each other out it keeps both sides to work equally.The novella starts off when Mr. Hyde tramples a little girl—at night— and acts like it was no big deal, but when Dr. Jekyll wakes up he does not remember anything. “… and brought him back to where there was already quite a group about the screaming child. He was perfectly cool…(40)” By saying that Mr. Hyde did not care that he trampled a child it shows that…show more content…
In the novella Mr. Hyde ends up killing Dr. Jekyll because he was taken away permanently. “Right there lay the body of a man sorely contorted and still twitching… the cords of his face still moved with a semblance of life, but life quite gone…(89).” Without Mr. Hyde there to balance out the good and evil, Dr. Jekyll died. Much like life and death Jekyll and Hyde worked together. One is pleasant (Dr. Jekyll) and the other is undesirable (Mr. Hyde) like life and death. Life is a fun ride and people want to live but on the other hand no one wants to die. This being stated “good and evil exist in all humans, and we live our lives struggling with theses two
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