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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde commentary Magazine article Scandalous Discoveries Made Over a Century Ago Today Revealed

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde commentary Magazine article Scandalous Discoveries Made Over a Century Ago Today Revealed MORAL VS EVIL Over a century ago, in the late 1800s, some scientists were already very interested in separating human nature with the real self. Today, a descendant of a remarkably talented scientist of that time revealed a long kept family secret. David Utterson is a middle-aged man. He had been working as a bank cashier for twenty-three years. This coincidence made him a lot of benefice. 'My father passed away, four months ago.' Said Mr. Utterson, 'He was old, and when he knew that his time was short. He left me a key and a letter. In the letter, he exhorted me to take good care of the key and to make sure I would pass it on to my children, the way it has always been. He also claims in the letter that he doesn't know what secret the key leads to, but there is one thing he is sure of: this secret is so important, the Utterson's family must risk their lives if they have to in order to keep the key in a safe place.' ...read more.

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It may be hard to believe, but the letter writes about a man changing himself into a certain Dr Jekyll after drinking a potion. Below is a passage in the letter describing the man who appeared one night at Dr Lanyon's house: "... Twelve O'clock had scarce rung out over London, ere the knocker sounded very gently on the door. I went myself at the summons, and found a small man crouching against the pillars of the portico...", "... at last, I had a chance of clearly seeing him. I had never set eyes on him before, so much was certain. He was small, as I have said; I was struck besides with the shocking expression of his face, with his remarkable combination of great muscular activity and great appaent debility of constitution, and - last but not least- with the odd, subjective disturbance caused by his neighbourhood..." "... I have since had reason to believe the cause to lie much deeper in the nature of man, and to turn on some nobler hinge than the principle of hatred..." ...read more.

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After long years of scientific studies, he actually does manage to separate human nature with the real self. He is changed into a small man with a very evil looking. "Evil besides (which I must still believe to be the lethal side of man) had left on that body an imprint of deformity and decay" , is how Dr Jekyll himself describes Mr. Edward Hyde. Specialists later examined the letters and most of its content was proven to be true, a certain Mr. Hyde has existed at that time, he even committed a crime; he killed a landowner in a very cold way, this was published on a newspaper article at that time. The letter says that Mr. Hyde would emerge every time Dr Jekyll drank the potion, and then Hyde slowly started to possess him. Since this part of the story has not yet been proved, many psychologists say that Dr Jekyll must have became schizophrenia; he exaggerated the story in a way that is unbelievable. Now the rest is for us to choose to believe or not. To read the letters entirely, please log on to www.theletter.com By: Isis LIANG 1/14/2009 ...read more.

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