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How Does Stevenson Suggest Both Scientific Peril And Victorian Hypocrisy In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde??

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How Does Stevenson Suggest Both Scientific Peril And Victorian Hypocrisy In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde?? INTRODUCTION This is an essay to show how Robert Louis Stevenson suggests both scientific peril and Victorian hypocrisy in Dr jekyll and Mr Hyde. The story that R.L.Stevenson writes is about a man who goes further than the boundary of science to create a potion that will separate the 2 persons inside you, the good and the evil. Dr Jekyll believes that the potion he makes is to put the two persons inside you into different bodies, when really he puts the to separate bodies in 1 body where both are fighting to be the 1 in control. When Dr Jekyll takes this potion, his body becomes 1 with 2 personalities. Also when Dr Jekyll changes into the other person within him (Mr Hyde), his features all change as well, from a tall and skinny person (Dr Jekyll), into a small fat person (Mr Hyde). Dr Jekyll is a man of peace; where as the other person within him is violent and evil, not caring for anyone or anything. ...read more.

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He was very wound up at the time of finishing his first draft of the story a; also he wasn't too happy about his first draft, so he through it on the fire. Then other three nights, Stevenson managed to rewrite the whole story but better they say he had a feverish spell of writing during these three days, to produce the whole book. The story of Jekyll and Hyde kind of relate to the life of Stevenson. He was ill most of his life; he maybe wanted to express what he felt like and wanted to get the bad out of his body. Or maybe had these urges to but not as bad. Maybe where he hadn't been out much, he wanted to be more excited and go to these brothels. ANSWER TO TITLE There are things in the Jekyll and Hyde story that are taken too far over the limit of scientific boundaries. Creating a man of 2 where 1 is all good and the other is all evil, in the task to destroy all evil in every 1 was a disaster'. ...read more.

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THE FILM Since the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde book has been out, there have been many films produced. Some of the films were the actual story, and others were different ones that have the same sort of story line, but have different characters, e.g. nutty professor. This is where a fat man wants to look skinny so he makes a potion. The potion makes him turn skinny, so there is a skinny man and fat man in one body; but the skinny person turns evil and tries to over power the fat person and kill him. In the end the fat person stops taking the potion, and the skinny person ends up not coming back into the body. This is just like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but Dr Jekyll doesn't end up surviving and taking back over the body. The films that have been produced have been in black and white, but there is a cartoon styled film version, that is in colour. Joe Grix 10H 12/01/03 ...read more.

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