Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louise Stephenson and Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

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Literature is a great form of art, and is very influential in the lives of many. People of an era may find the literature of that time to be fantastic and they learn from it since it is pertinent to the situations they face in their day-to-day lives. Yet there are some exceptions to this rule of pertinence of literature of an age, there is the ability that literature has to beat the test of time and live on for generations either by the written works, like the modern written books, or the verbal works, as can be noted in the transition of stories in the Native American culture. Some of time periods that are more heavily affected by these literary works were the times of the Romantic and Victorian ages that were going on during the early to …show more content…
These messages aren’t limited to the audiences of the authors ages rather they show through their relatable messages that these messages can be relatable even to the people of the modern day society.
The use of the message of the duality of mankind is seen throughout the plot of both novels. The characterization of the story in the protagonists and antagonists of each story present it. The duality of mankind is relatable even today because we see very new and common literature implementing the idea. Since it is a timeless concept due to the inner struggle between good and evil, modernly represented in television with the angel on one side of the person’s head and on the other an image of the devil, which tries to appeal to evil desires. These images further show how the modern audience finds that the use of the duality of mankind in literature is ever so important a message. It was also pertinent to the audience in which it was created, the romantic and Victorian time period, because of the explorations of the time. During the age there was a rise in the studying of the supernatural and through this crazy, some would call extreme, ideas were formed. They had no relation to the Church, which was the ruling body of most of where the literature of the time was being conjured up. These ideas caused a revolution in the writing of the time

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