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

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In history The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a novel that has a very gothic-science theme. In this novels an educated man/Doctor does secret experiments that passes it intent. The result of these experiments is the release of a split personality. In this essay there will be many topics discussed and presented. For example, how is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde can be seen as an addiction, Why this story persisted into the present day, and a compare and contrast of the BBC series Jekyll and the original story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This legendary 1885 novel introduces a whole new plot to book as well as cinema that has translated to works today in 2015
The dictionary defines addiction as a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble), which is clear in this case. Dr. Jekyll’s original intention was to rid of the darkness inside himself that created the charter we know as Mr. Hyde. But Throughout the chapters the narrator speaks of Hyde with the behavior of an addict, just like on any modern TV series or movies shown today. For example, the narrator speaks on how Dr. Jekyll began to regularly enjoy doing bad. Which gave him a trill, meaning he got great pleasure out of it. And has time went on he wanted to experience that pleasure more and more. Which closely resembles the behavior of an individual who is addicted to a substance. That doesn’t want to confront their addiction. Say things…

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