Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Micro Mention "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde"

Robert Louis Stevenson

"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is a classic meditation on people's duality. Even if you doubt it, the idea that there might be a Mr. Hyde buried under the surface of our personality is unnerving.

There is a perception that Mr. Hyde represents an evil persona and Dr. Jekyll is the "good" side of the same person. I'd argue, however, that Jekyll is just as amoral as Mr. Hyde, just more repressed. After all, it was Jekyll who set this all into motion in the first place and doesn't seem all that troubled by his alter ego's antics until later in the story.

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