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    The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most famous gothic and horror classics in our history. In the book, Dr. Jekyll takes a potion to become Mr. Hyde, which is Dr. Jekyll dark side. The story eventually brought upon the famous mental condition of a ‘split personality’ which psychologists now refer to dissociative identity disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, has been an ongoing controversial diagnosis of mental disorders among psychologists and psychiatrists. Though the question of whether the disorder is factual or faked considerable evidence shows that there are a number of individuals that suffer from symptoms. So what is dissociative identity disorder? Dissociative…

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    This paper gives an in depth into the Stevenson’s Book of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The book depicts a vivid representation of a psychiatric turmoil that causes a person to possess two or more discrete personalities or identities with individuality conflicting to each other. The topic of women and doubling of the male body surfaces as the mindset of the writer in the late nineteenth century. The case of perverse violence of men is portrayed through Hyde, the necessarily pleasures…

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    Victorian Decadence In, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” by Robert Louis Stevenson consists of Victorian Decadence or Fin de Siècle aspects throughout the story. One aspect of Victorian Decadence is the anti-Romantic belief in original sin and in the fallen man and nature. The omnipresence of evil, lack of health, balance, innocence, and the grotesque can belong with the first aspect, also. An example in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” would be Mr. Utter son’s interest in the fallen…

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    supernatural nature of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A woman See Mr hyde beat up an old man up and she contacts the police then the police contact utterson. Then utterson leads the police to Mr. Hyde apartment but he's not their he's vanished. Then the next mourning Utterson visit Dr.Jekyll and he said he broke all ties with mr. hyde but has a letter that mr. hyde wrote to dr.Jekyll and he apologies for the trouble he causes and stuff like that. Utterson see that the handwriting is the same as dr.…

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    Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a very intriguing book. It has the reader constantly trying to figure out how the relationships make sense, as if it is a detective book. Throughout out the book Robert Stevenson, the author, uses what is going on in his life to relate to this story. He does this through historical, social, religious and scientific contexts. First, the book was written just before the time of Sigmund Freud and his study on…

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    One example of “progress” is in “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert L. Stevenson. The “progress” is a technological one. As Dr. Jekyll produces a concoction, through his use of technology in the laboratory, that enables him to transform himself to Mr. Hyde. Although, this proved to be unsuccessful as he begins to transform into him when he doesn’t intend to, where eventually the potion ran out and he couldn’t turn back into himself again. This message here about “progress”…

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    Robert Louis Stevenson's novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde the classic reading is that the two characters Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde symbolise the struggle between good and evil in each person.Yet, in an age where the view of criminality shift the focus from lower classes to higher classes, created a change in perspective where men's reputation was not as easily kept as it was before. Therefore, another reading of the text is that it exposes the changing late Victorian society in…

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    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde offered an intricate web of thrilling plot points, rich, multi-dimensional characters, and erotic themes that were surprisingly forward for a horror film of that era. Fredric March superbly plays both the protagonist, Dr. Henry Jekyll (pronounced Gee-kel) as well as his diabolical alter ego/antagonist, Hyde. March fluidly sways between the two characters, giving credibility to Jekyll’s theory that there are two selves to every person, one…

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    Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, referenced Carl Jung’s theories and played with the idea of what made someone good and another evil through characters and events of the book. Firstly, Carl Jung, a Swedish psychologist, believed in archetypes of humans, especially the shadow archetype. The shadow archetype, according to Carl Jung, is one’s darker side and is filled with impulses, darker intentions, and others of the like. Additionally, Carl Jung stated…

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    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson was written taking place in Victorian England. The English were thought of to be very conservative during this time. This is part of what allows Stevenson to explore the whole other side of this society in Mr Hyde. This book takes place in the Victorian era in which the english were more conservative and this book allows the not so conservative side of england during this time to be brought to light. Lawyer and friend of Dr…

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