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

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I read the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The novels genre consist of: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Gothic, and science fiction. I chose this novel since I thought it would consist of more deaths, more mystery and the climax of the story would be Dr. Jekyll finding out he was Mr. Hyde.
The Novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde published on January 1886 near the end of the Victorian Era showed a different style of writing. It consisted of a thrilling page turner that compelled the audience even to this day when compared to modern horror novels. The people were afraid when the novel turned into a play and they acted it out. They had nightmares, did not want to go into their homes by their self, and feared sleep. During the Victorian era the people were used to reading novels that had irony, wit, and showed the ideals that interested the people. The people were not used to these types of plays/ novels so when it first came out the people were truly horrified. All this is relevant to the novel since it allowed for a novel that was different to all the ones written early in the 19th century. The author writes a novel about a man who tries to separate his dual personality that he says to be evil and good to reveal that man should not play God. Henry Jekyll tried to do the impossible by separating his body from the evil and good side something the normal cannot do, but instead he ended up creating his evil side that ended up…

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