Jekyll And Mr Hyde Duality

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First Essay Assignment: Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is mystery story which is written by Robert Louis Stevenson. This story was written in 1885 and published in 5 January, 1886. This story is accepted as the best novel of the Stevenson in Victorian Age.
Victorian Age was the brightest age of the England which was the period of the reign of Queen Victoria. It started in 1837 and ended in 1901. At that time, poverty in England was decreased and technologies were developed so much. However, in Victorian England, there were no equality in the society and every person was belonging to a different class. This inequality could not cast a cloud on this victorious age but the Victorian Age, which was filled with a lot of contradictions and conflicts, had been a great inspiration to many authors and poets in this era. In this story, Stevenson also expressed the difference of social class. Also, through the novel, Stevenson established a link between the urban landscape of Victorian London and the dark events surrounding Hyde. He achieved his desired effect by using
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Another common interpretation which we can see the novella's duality is the representative of Scotland and the Scottish character. In this story, the duality also represented the national and linguistic dualities inherent in Scotland's relationship with the Britain and the English language, respectively, and the repressive effects of the Church of Scotland on the Scottish character. A further parallel was also drawn with the city of Edinburgh itself, which is Stevenson's birthplace. This consisted of two distinct parts. One of the part was the old medieval period that was historically inhabited by the poverty of city, where the dark and crowded slums were spread with many types of crimes. Then, the other part was the modern Georgian area of wide spacious streets which represented
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