Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

1651 Words Nov 10th, 2016 7 Pages
As humans, the hardships that are faced in life are inevitable events that are constantly trying to be avoided. In some cases, people look for an exit. To some, this exit may be family time or participating in their favorite hobby. In other cases, some people fail to have the same luck as others. Their desire to dodge their problems may result in drugs, violence, alcoholism, or possibly worse. The Strange Cases Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a novel about a man who needs an exit. Dr. Jekyll is a high class man that has an addiction fueled by his desires to become a different man, and to escape his bottled up anger and evil side that he cannot part with as Dr. Jekyll. This pushes him to create a potion that allows him to become this second man. This second man is Mr. Hyde, the evil dark side of Dr. Jekyll. Dr. Jekyll becomes addicted to being Mr. Hyde and wants to be him full time. Robert L. Stevenson displays a common pattern of addiction in The Strange Cases of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde through Dr. Jekyll’s initial desire to create something that allows him to escape his problems, without facing responsibilities, even though he ends up facing much heavier long term consequences. Addiction is something that most anyone has experienced at least some point in his or her life. Addiction is usually something that starts as a habit, and slowly but surely works itself into a major problem that takes a lot of attention and help to overcome. Most causes of addiction are fueled by the…

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