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Analysis of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Summary: Provides a literary analysis of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Discusses how one of the major elements of his time is incorporated brilliantly in the novella, utilitarianism vs. evangelicalism.
Robert Louis Stevenson's book, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, takes place in Victorian England; which is approximately 20 years after the American civil war. This happens to be the time that Robert Louis Stevenson grew up. He woke up one morning from a nightmare so horrible, he was inspired to write this book. One of the major elements of the time is incorporated brilliantly in the novella, utilitarianism vs. Evangelicalism. This is the known battle between the want to do whatever feels good towards the truth and gospel. Dr. Jekyll, a brilliant chemist wonders if he can separate the two parts of people to free one self from the constant begging of temptation and guile. He created a potion to create this effect and learns the consequences of unleashing the bad side of people. With literary techniques, appropriate setting, and allegory, Stevenson created one...

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