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Jekyll and Hyde Oral.

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Jekyll and Hyde Oral Dr. Jekyll's medical studies had begun to increasingly, interest him. He believed that man had a 'dual nature' and that he can split the two personalities of man 'man is not truly one, but truly two.' Hyde called his evil side the 'Darker side.' Jekyll starts to work on his theory of splitting up the good side and the evil side. He creates a potion, 'drug that is potently controlled and shocks the very fortress of identity' which releases his darker side. His next aim was to erase the sadness and dejection that is present in the 'darker self'. Dr Jekyll believes in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and that humans had evolved from apes. This is probably because when Jekyll becomes Hyde he becomes unnoticed as Jekyll. Dr. Lanyon is a friend of Jekyll in the book. Unlike Dr. Jekyll, Dr Lanyon and many other doctors did not agree with Darwin's. Many middle-classes, respectful people also disagreed with Darwin because all of the doctors and middle-class people were Christian and strongly believed in God. Dr. Lanyon and his friends had no interest in Jekyll's experiments to explore Darwin's theory in more detail. ...read more.


This is one of the most violent and barbaric scenes in the book, with great contrast from the scene starting very quite and peaceful then savage and fierce. Stevenson makes the contrast more powerful when he uses the language well. He does this by starting the scene with very romantic and calm words like, 'romantically given', 'fell into a dream of musing', 'Never had she felt more at peace' and 'very pretty manor of politeness.' He builds up the horror of this scene by using enraged and barbarous words like, 'hailing down a storm of blows', 'bones were audibly shattered', 'insensate cruelty' and 'incredibly mangled.' As the story progresses Hyde's language becomes even more appalling and horrific as he grows angrier both physically and mentally. Part of the reason for Hyde becoming more evil, as we go through the story, is because Jekyll has become more evil and releasing his anger when he is Hyde wheras before he did not intend to be mean. The man that Hyde kills is called, 'Sir Danvers Carew'. Jekyll understands that he must stop taking the potion after this event, as the evil that comes out when he is Hyde is to forceful and brutal. ...read more.


It was almost like he lived a second life and he had done things which were degrading and shameful, but deep down he had enjoyed them, 'which I must say in all honesty, I enjoyed very much'. By all that know him, he is described as well respected. This, however, was a not always true, as throughout the novel we witness his hypocritical behavior, something that Stevenson claimed was Jekyll�s fatal flaw. Jekyll found it hard to maintain his coolness and his upper class image, because he was constantly in fear of Hyde. He was aware that the evil side of him could come out of him at anytime and take over him as Hyde. Edward Hyde is described as a small, deformed, disgusting man (much younger, although we are not certain of age, than Dr. Jekyll.) Despite the many descriptions of the horror that Edward Hyde invokes (by Lanyon, Utterson, and Enfield), we are never told precisely why or what features are so disgusting to observers. He is often compared to animals, 'ape like' implying that he is not a fully evolved human being. Despite these shocking descriptions, Hyde is generally civilized in his interactions with others, most notably Utterson and Lanyon. Dr. Jekyll describes Hyde as "pure evil," and he menaces society at night. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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