Jekyll writes in his confession “Many a man would have even blazoned such irregularities as I was guilty of; but from the high views that I had set before me, I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame” (Stevenson 49). Jekyll’s alter-ego Hyde liberates him from the necessity to follow the social conventionality and rules; however, the sensation of deliverance becomes extremely addictive. Contrariwise to Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde is a hideous character without any fears, conscience or remorse that capable to commit a murder. As Enfield describes Hyde to Utterson: “He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable.
He knows that what he did is wrong. He hides the murder from the police because he knows that he will be thrown in jail as a result of the crime. A criminally insane person would not know that what they did is wrong, and wouldn’t have anything to hide. The murderer’s words clearly show that he is a heartless killer because he is very careful to cover up the murder by making the police believe his
His inability to come up with the right potion to reverse his situation is what leads to his suicide. Despite the efforts to live a kind of a double life the evil sides seem to have taken control of his good side and this proves to be great damage as the officers will have to hold him responsible for the murder cases that have been reported on those London streets. All these events in the novel have been successfully achieved through the evil setting that had the concealing features that would make the characters such as Jekyll go unnoticed. It becomes challenging for Dr. Jekyll to try to live up to the two different types of characters as there is always one side that will always try to be better than the other. In this case, the evil side of the character Dr. Jekyll prevails making him commit
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" brings the double personality theme, but, the story itself is about the mystery behind Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's connection. The whole story goes around Mr. Utterson - a decent lawyer - trying to find out what is wrong with his dear friend, Henry Jekyll, and what is his relationship with the devilish man, also known as Mr. Hyde. On the end of the story, the reader finds out that Mr. Hyde is Jekyll's evil side: the doctor was fascinated by the duality of human nature and decided to do some experiments to separate his two sides, the good one and the evil one. Henry Jekyll wanted to do things that he couldn't because of his reputation and social morals, therefore, the best and only way of doing what he really wanted to was to have another side that no one knew. On the other hand, he didn't know how evil his other side could be: Mr. Hyde was purely evil and Dr. Jekyll wasn't purely
If the person is good with evil desires, their alter ego will destroy everything good in the soul. Dr. Jekyll is one lonely soul that tests the limit of the dual personality by transforming into his alter ego. In “The Strange Cases of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, Robert Stevenson conveys the theme of the dual personality of man by applying the doppelganger style to reflect negatively on society. Dr.Jekyll’s dual nature is revealed through the motivation of committing evil crimes without fear of having consequences for his actions.Held by high expectations in society, Dr. Jekyll hides his darkest desires within himself until he exploits his evil temptation through an alter ego. Before he transforms into Mr. Hyde, Dr.Jekyll
Jekyll wanted to separate his good side from his evil impulses creating a potion that would allow him to do that physically. After drinking a potion, he could change into Hyde, a person with no conscience. Soon, Jekyll is metamorphosing without taking the potion. Hyde later kills Sir Daniels Carew by beating him to death. Hyde continues to struggle with Jekyll and Jekyll continues to struggle with Hyde.
Question One - Not killing (Pros and Cons) He believes that murder is wrong because he identifies as a “revolutionary” and in his opinion, this is quite different from being a murderer. “I am a revolutionary, not a murder” The barber realizes that murdering Captain Torres will create more problems than it would solve. The barber, when making the decision, asks himself “What do you gain from it?” he answered “nothing”. So, the barber would not gain anything from killing him. He would not have to worry about the army hunting him down after killing the Captain.
Lanyon is able to resist temptations and unlike Jekyll, he does not join in on his progressive scientific research. When Utterson confronts Jekyll about his distressing will, Jekyll describes his opinion of Lanyon to Utterson stating that although he knows Lanyon is a good-hearted person he is still a “hide-bound pedant.”(24) The play on the words “hide” alludes to Jekyll's “Hyde” further proves that in giving into temptation Jekyll is really the one who ends up ‘hiding’. However, eventually Lanyon breaks and gives into temptation allowing him to witnesses the scientific discoveries he for so long refused to experience. Lanyon received a mysterious letter from Jekyll with specific instruction for a mission involving breaking into Jekyll's lab and bringing him certain chemicals. After retrieving the chemicals, Jekyll offers the opportunity for Jekyll to explain the mysterious mission and take the potion.
This piece, and the idea of the clockwork orange itself are significant symbols within the novel. Just like a clockwork orange, which would appear just like any other orange if observed from the outside, Alex looks just like any other person after his treatment. He is however incapable of making the moral choice between good and evil, operating more like a program or machine than a human being. Therefore, as the clockwork orange would no longer be considered a fruit, but a toy, Alex is no longer human, but more of a mindless
(Silvey, P23 – Like Atticus Finch: dignified and reasonable and wise.) Because both books share the same themes of morality, ethics, and scapegoating, Silvey referenced To Kill a Mockingbird quite early in Jasper Jones to foreshadow the exploration of the shared themes. For readers that have read To Kill a Mockingbird might see the intended foreshadowing. In the novel, Jasper is the scapegoat. He is blamed for every disastrous event in Corrigan, even by the police without evidence.