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    Stevenson “case” was written many years before Freud developed his theory of psychoanalysis, Stevenson foresees Freud's method; therefore, influencing his theory (Stiles 895). Finally, Stevenson had lasting effects on society with his literature. While split identity was established before Stevenson’s novella, no one had explored it with the depth that Stevenson did (Davis 11). Literature focused around split identity was “one of the privileged ways of exploring the mysteries of the modern self, a subjectivity marked less by rationality, order, and coherence than by dream, nightmare, and psychical multiplicity” (Davis 11); this makes the story a gothic novella. With the feel of a gothic tale, and the structure of a case study, Stevenson created a new form of literature that other writers had never seen or heard of before. A case studies, usually boring and impassive, combined with the dark, dream-like horror of a gothic tale makes the novella split, much like the doctor. Frederic Myers's article states brain duality as a possible cause for dual and multiple personalities, but the piece was published several months after Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; therefore, it is probable that Stevenson's novella gave Myers the idea and that the author influences a major psychological breakthrough (Stiles 883).…

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    Robert Louis Stevenson made a lasting effect on society with his style of writing and with the concept that he included in his novel, showing man as a mixture of good and evil. In his day, these ideas were so radical that they helped develop the novel into a classic. They created an impact on society, and his books are even read in schools today. Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was the only child of Thomas and Margaret Stevenson. Although…

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    This enchanting novel about treasure maps and old pirate duels has captured the attention of generations. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is a novel set in the mid 17th century but was written in 1881. Based in a time when pirates were at large, there was adventure around every corner. Dangerous encounters and clashing personalities set this novel apart from the rest. With the untameable ocean and ferocious spirits, the story could not be set anywhere else. Our protagonist, Jim…

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    The book, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is written by the author, Robert Louis Stevenson. The idea for the book originated from a nightmare that he had one night. After the nightmare he wrote the book in three days. The book tells a mysterious story in the setting of Victorian London. This was a time in Great Britain during the 1800’s. In the novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson uses imagery, diction, and details to create a dark mood. In the novel, Robert Louis Stevenson uses…

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    and Mr. Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson’s story, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is a dark, timeless tale that links good and evil while pushing the restraints of Victorian society. Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850. He was the only son of his parents. As a child, he was bed ridden due to chronic health problems. He had a nurse, Allison Cunningham, who took care of him. She would read him books such as Pilgrim’s Progress and The Old Testament which greatly…

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    the story he dramatically does. I attempted to capture lots of emotion, which Stevenson doesn’t do in ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ but tried to capture the same tense atmosphere that Stevenson does by using flashbacks, letters and lots of adjectives and long sentences. Furthermore, I employed some of the same techniques as Stevenson such as explaining…

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    Who can write books with huge roadblocks in their life? Robert Louis Stevenson was able to do this and become a famous author. His struggles were illness and fighting with friends and family. Stevenson had a lot of struggles but overcame them to write fantastic books. This started in his early life. Stevenson was born in Scotland in the year 1850 to a poor family (Britannica 1).When he was a kid, he would spend the holidays with his grandfather and ministers (Poet 1). Every winter, he was…

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    Symbolism hiding behind words The deeper people searches in the ocean the more things are found. Each word has a mystery story behind but in order to find it first take a look a little bit closer. In this case every word symbolizes something in order to represent specific ideas or give qualities to those words. In ¨The Fairy¨, by Robert Louis Stevenson uses the words poor, diamonds and gift to symbolize nobility. Symbols are also used for a purpose. Generally, it is an object representing…

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    The Concept of home and abroad Robert Louis Stevenson was an important and renowned literary celebrity of his time. He was born in 1850 in Edinburgh and belonged to an upper middle class family. His father Thomas Stevenson was a well-known leading lighthouse engineer in the Victorian era while his mother was from a lawyers and clergymen family. In 1857 he with his parents moved to 17 Heriot Row a four story Georgian town house in Edinburgh’s new town. Stevenson had a prosperous life different…

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    inspired separation of the two parts of Dr. Jekyll’s whole, this novella by Robert Louis Stevenson might only be the sad tale of a man who is forced, by society and societal morals, to be a man he never wanted to be. Much like Mary Shelley’s monster of Frankenstein, Mr. Hyde is a by-product of society, but, in this case, he is also a by-product of the suppression of self, frequently based on moral and religious beliefs. Mr. Hyde is a reflection of the inner self we sometimes hide and he…

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