Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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Uncovering Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story is based on a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson, who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. This novel was composed as a "shilling shocker." A shilling shocker is a short, graphic book. This whole novel is based in Victorian England. Noting the servants, differences between the rich and poor, and bachelor living. To explain the title, the novel concerns the strange doings of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, who, we find out, are one in the same body. The two men embody "man’s dual nature," hence the dual nature of the title. Stevenson uses the emerging field of science and experimentation in his Victorian novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, to examine the good and evil within humanity, placing special influences on a man’s true inner nature reflected in his physical appearance. This novel as a pretty clear example of split personality. In one corner we have Dr. Jekyll, the upstanding scientist and in the other, we have Mr. Hyde, his hairy and villainous double. Let the best man win.
We dwell in a world that enjoys a good hero vs villian story. Naturally we would all like The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a novel whose title has become ironic between the battle between being good and being bad. The idea behind Good vs. Evil provides the novel with its biggest theme. This…

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