Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde Essay

2586 Words Dec 5th, 2016 11 Pages
What could make a virtuous individual want to have an immoral side ? To begin, “doubles” are shown in both the Victorian novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and contemporary film Fight Club. This theme of doubles is shown in both novel and film even though there is a prolonged difference from one another. In both the novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the film Fight Club both show similarities in specific ways and differences in others. With similarities having to do with a father figure in both stories. Also there are differences in the way each story develops and ends. The novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shows why an individual during the Victorian period would actually work towards acquiring a double, and the shows individuals the circumstances of having a “double.” In the film Fight Club, it shows Jack, a person who is living his life in insomnia and attends seminars to overcome his sleep depression. The novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and film Fight Club both show what the effects of having a father figure in their life, and not having a father figure in their life is like. In Fight Club, Jack did not know his father much, his father had left him with his mom when he was a young boy and went on from family to family. Moreover, both Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde and Fight Club are united with a father and father figure being represented in both. Even though the Victorian novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and contemporary film Fight Club were created more than one hundred years apart, both…

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