Critique Of The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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The author of “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, Robert Stevenson has managed to raise questions about the nature of human life, whilst dissecting carefully the thin façade that repressively annihilated the content of human beings. Through this social critique, the writer emphasises bitterly the idea that in a Victorian society people had masterfully mantled themselves by superficial garments, that survived only by the reciprocal coexistence of other hollow beings. Without delving deep into the mystical exploration of the human essence, the author intentionally introduces the audience in the beginning of the text to the shallow moral conducts that forcefully controlled people’s lives. The readers are presented to the characters of Mr Utterson and Mr Enfield, whose friendship is continuously marked by silence and inhibition. Enfield says: “I am ashamed of my long tongue.”, therefore referring to a social code that restricted members from gossiping behind their backs. This silent rule coordinated successfully the maintaining…show more content…
Mr Hyde is the epitome of the human unchained from the moral restraints. “Mr Hyde broke out of all bunds and clubbed him to the earth.” This powerful formulation of the phrase establishes the idea of a human transgressing all rational boundaries, violating brutally the social principles. The writer constructs him not as a man, but as a moving shadow of no reputation and as an outsider to the concept of society. The pure core that remains inside of human cloaks. A breath that reminds people of their genesis and their meaning. Intentionally Stevenson degenerates all mortal concepts of society before the mystic revelation that he achieves with his
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