The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

1945 WordsFeb 23, 20168 Pages
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth. Which wolf wins? The one you feed. - Old Cherokee Proverb. This quote explains that within us all, there is the battle good and evil. It explains the duality of the human condition, and that we all have the potential to be very good, but also extremely evil, a concept that Robert Louis Stevenson dabbles in throughout the course of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This concept, also illustrates the theme of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde perfectly, as the theme is good vs evil, or more specifically the dual nature of humans, and how good and evil exists within ourselves. That good vs evil can be an internal struggle, as well as a physical battle. Some argue that the theme of Jekyll and Hyde could be Friendship, Lies and Deceit, or Sacrifice, however it is evident that the theme is good versus evil for several reasons. First and foremost, although some may argue that the theme of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is friendship because there are new friendships forged throughout the book and strong friendships between several characters throughout the novel, the theme is good vs evil because of several quotes, and for several reasons. One example is a direct quote from the novel, "With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral
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