Evil In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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Questioned for years has been the idea that man is born evil.. It has also been brought up in discussions about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Was Hyde evil because of the potion or was his other persona, Jekyll, evil from birth and that came out through Hyde? This argument will never go away, but the answer is out there. Evil strengthens over time but it is within everyone as soon as they take their first breath of life. The Bible says that “even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies” (New International Version, Psalm 58.3). The writer of this Psalm is saying that people stray away from what is right as soon as they are born. That is a hard concept for many to understand. “How can an innocent child be evil right as they are born?” When Eve ate the forbidden fruit that God said not to eat, she committed the first sin. Every person to be born is now cursed with sin because of Eve and Adam. Eve was not alone when she ate the forbidden fruit. Satan was there and he had tempted her by questioning God. Billy Graham…show more content… states that duplicity is “deceitefulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing”. From a young age Jekyll felt the feeling of deceitfulness and evil. Later in the book he creates a potion that changes him from his friendly self of Dr. Jekyll to his evil self of Mr. Hyde. But the real question is, was Mr. Hyde the evil one or was Jekyll evil to begin with and it came out through Hyde? Some readers will never know and be always questioning, but the real answer is right in front of them. The answer is evil is within man at birth. In this case Jekyll’s potion is like the abusive parent or harsh videogame of today. The potion pulled out the evil stored away in Jekyll’s mind and
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