Of Evil In Dracula And Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Hyde

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In many contemporary stories of heros and villains, the hero always finds a way to ultimately defeat the evil. One famous example of this would be Batman. He is an ordinary man but still finds ways to defeat the evil that seemingly always pegs Gotham. He faces many challenges along the way, both internal and external, but they just motivate him more. The day gets saved by him and everyone has a happy ending, at least for that day. This whole concept of good defeating evil appeared long before Batman came around. Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shows how good will always triumph over evil throughout the telling of the story through characterization, plot, and imagery. For both books, the characterizations of one of the major characters in both works help portray the theme, good will always triumph over evil. In Jekyll and Hyde, the readers are introduced to Hyde quite early on by Mr Enfield: “He …show more content…
Both books include someone who plays the role of the villain and they both have symbolism that tell the readers of the good and evil that come with either side. In Dracula, the plot moves forward with an external conflict while in Jekyll and Hyde, it moves forward with an internal one. The books portray a concept that many writer use today to tell stories suck as Batman. In comparison to each other, Stevenson had a better interpretation of the theme because his story is a bit more relatable. He writes about the internal struggle of good and evil, which almost everyone has had or will have in their life. It seems more real, even though it obviously has supernatural elements to it. Regardless to who told it better, both books portray a relevant theme, good will always triumph over

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