Robert Louis Stevenson 's Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde Essay

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According to Otto rank the definition of the double is, the representation of the ego can assume various forms that is found in primitive super natural power as a narcissistic idea with the goal of immortality. With-in the books The Pictures of Dorian Gray and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, both Oscar Wilde and Robert Louis Stevenson tries to portray the concept of the double in different ways. In Robert Louis book Dr. Jekyll makes a physical change between him and his double, where as in Oscars Wilde novel, the character Dorian Gray goes through a more figurative change. Without a drought both stories convey the concept of the double, but The Picture of Dorian Gray more effectively portrays the horror, the mystery of the concept, and the imagination of the double. Even though Dr. Jekyll makes a physical change to the double, Mr. Hyde, it is Dorian Gray’s progression of his change of character and figurative separation in to his double bring out more of the narcissistic idea of what the double really means. The main characters for both books come to the idea of their double in different ways. In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll what to find away so he can release his inner terror. To do this he makes a potion that make him turn in to his double. “He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I…

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