Victorian Era In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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The Victorian Era Although no one is perfect, people in the Victorian time period strived to get there. These people lived by strict rules and judged based on actions and appearance. In Robert Louis Stevenson’s mystery novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Victorian Era influences certain characters actions throughout the book. It is human nature to want to do the opposite of what is expected of you. For example, Dr. Jekyll had a longing to do bad things without a single consequence. “Severed in [Jekyll] those provinces of good and ill which divide and compound man’s duel nature” (Stevenson 57). Jekyll wanted to exercise his evil side because he has always been expected to be good. He recognizes that man has two sides and he wants to unlock

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