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Courtney Davidson Analysis

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Dr. Jekyll and Courtney Davidson would have agreed with a quote from the character from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, said by Sirius Black , “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is what we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” They both agreed on the fact that there is good and evil in all of us, but it’s whether we choose to act on the good or the evil. Dr. Jekyll was a fictional scientist from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that wanted to remove the darkness from himself so he wouldn’t feel the urge to act on his dark side. Dr. Jekyll was also Mr. Hyde and Mr. Hyde was the evil side of him. In section one, Story of the Door, Mr. Enfield tells Mr. Utterson that he saw a man trample a little girl and left her…show more content…
In the essay, Davidson tells about her summer camp memories. Davidson says that it was a tradition for the juniors to get picked on by the seniors. When speaking of her senior year of summer camp she said, “I could have refused to participate. In fact, I was a leader; I might have persuaded the other seniors to change this awful hazing tradition. But I didn’t.” She also said that since she was hazed she felt like it was only fair to do it to the younger girls too. She also mentions, “It was out of spite. I was angry that I had been powerless the previous summer, and I wanted my power back.” In this last quote she admits that she was powerless and to obtain that power she chose to act on the dark side. I think that she relates to the novella Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde because similar to Dr. Jekyll she later realized that what she had done was cruel and she regretted it. I also think she relates to Sirius Black’s quote because she decided to let the evil part of her take over so she could have power. Later in life she chose to act on the good side and that is who she feels she
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