The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde Essay

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë are both stories that have a sense of drama and mystery to them, where the plot unravels at the very end of the novel. Although both stories seem to tremendously differ from each other, both Stevenson and Brontë have used similar themes at certain points of their novels. However, though both stories have key similarities that link them to one another, both also have differences that create a noticeable gap between them. Both authors share similar main ideas, or themes, throughout their novels, which reflect in the plot of both stories. In Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and Brontë’s “Jane Eyre” the main idea of women and femininity is seen throughout both stories, though more extensively implemented in Brontë’s novel. The majority of the female characters in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are portrayed as calm and frail individuals. The first female in the novel is a young girl who gets trampled over by Mr. Edward Hyde. Although she is not seriously injured, she still makes a commotion and a group of townspeople come to her aid. The next female introduced is the maid who was an eyewitness to Sir Danvers Carew being beaten to death by Mr. Hyde; after she experiences such horror she faints thus showing her weakness. Similarly in Jane Eyre women are expected to be calm, weak, and to a certain point submissive to as well. This was the…

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