The Strange Incident Of Jekyll And Hyde Essay

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Jekyll and Hyde story is considered as a Gothic novel because of its strange and mysterious theme that evidently presented by the sign of supernatural along the story. The definition of gothic is pertaining to a style of literature characterized by a gloomy setting, grotesque, mysterious, or violent events, and an atmosphere of degeneration and decay (Oxford Dictionary, 2009). In this story, it discusses about the oddities investigation of Hyde’s strange incident since the first chapter. It illustrates many changing tones and moods about gothic in the story, such as contrast of the events and settings. Along the story, it contains about scientific experiment, but the transformation is mainly caused by demonic influence. Science is also represent the availability of harmony compared with evil disarray influence. As a result, science is just a mask to enfold the story so it becomes more stress to change calm narrative to mystical fiction. Since he opposed Lanyon and believes that science deformation is real (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, JFT Anthology 2016)[1], his transformation to Hyde may be just psychological transformation, as well as it is just his agreement with devil. This kind of contract with devil is also happened in Faust and Dorian Gray stories (Dorian Gray Lecture Note 1). Nevertheless, the devil also asked for cost. Therefore, Jekyll needs to kill himself to vanish Hyde’s track in reality (J&H). Thus, this essay will examine that Gothic elements…

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