From The Beginning Of Time, Humans Have Struggled To Make

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From the beginning of time, humans have struggled to make decisions. With each decision comes a consequence and it is our job to decide what is right and what is wrong. We must see the difference between good and evil. Victor Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll were unable to see the difference between good and bad. These men were selfish and wanted to gain for themselves, rather than avoid the evil. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is a prime example of humans having to make a decision. Dr. Jekyll has to choose good or evil. He eventually makes the selfish decision which impacts everyone including himself. This decision causes Dr. Jekyll to release his inner demons in ways unimaginable. Jekyll decided to…show more content…
Victor’s creature was a murderous monster as well as Dr. Jekyll’s evil side, Mr. Hyde. Mr. Hyde “broke out of all bounds, and clubbed [Sir Danvers Carew] to earth. And next moment, with ape-like fury, he was trampling his victim under foot, and hailing down a storm of blows” (15). Frankenstein’s creature frames others for his murders, just as Dr, Jekyll framed his own creature, Mr. Hyde. Creating this monster ruined friendships. Lanyon, Utterson, and Jekyll were friends for years. Once Lanyon and Utterson had a glimpse into what was going on, they were turned off. They were “quite done with that person” (23). Frankenstein’s monster kidnapped his youngest brother and killed a girl from his hometown. Since Frankenstein was the creator of this monster, relationships had to have been ruined with the “violent response of the family” (Kaplan 175). The relationship between the monster and the creator was also impacted. Dr. Frankenstein had a “horrified withdrawal from his own creation” (Kaplan 175) when he was aware of the monster he had created. Jekyll hid himself in the laboratory allowing no one in. After some time and discovery, the door was opened and the room was revealed. “Right in the midst there lay the body of a man sorely contorted” (Stevenson 33) and once turned onto his back the face of Edward Hyde was revealed. Who killed him? It must have been Jekyll because of his
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