The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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Everybody has two sides, but which do let control you? The good or evil? This was a question that Dr. Jekyll from the book, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, could not answer. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book about a man who cannot control the two sides of himself, causing him to do terrible things and not even be aware of it. The theme of this book is good versus evil. Dr. Jekyll is fighting his evil side, known as Mr. Hyde, throughout the book. Some people believe that the book’s theme has nothing to do with good versus evil because the “evil already won”, there was no sacrifice, and there was no struggle, but that is simply not the case. Nevertheless, from temptation, to sacrifice, to the pain suffered to fight against the evil, all things occurring throughout the book, these are the reasons why good versus evil is the main theme in this book. While people think that the evil side of Jekyll already won, really Jekyll fought against it throughout the story. There are times when Jekyll is tempted but turns against it. First, Jekyll, as Hyde, struggles in the beginning of the book when he almost kills the little girl. In the book, it suggests, “...for the man trampled the calmly over the child’s body and left her screaming on the ground,” (10). Furthermore, Hyde could have easily turned around after trampling the girl and killed her then and there, but the inner Jekyll that was still there fought against it, even though it
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