Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Essay | The Age-old Question of Confronting the Darker Side of Self

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The Age-old Question of Confronting the Darker Side of Self

Summary: Analyzes the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Describes how the novel explores the age-old question of confronting the darker side of self. Provides background on taboos of Victorian society.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, `that it behoves us all not to talk about the rest of us'" (variant: `... that it hardly becomes any of us to talk about the rest of us'). - Robert Louis Stevenson. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a Victorian gothic novel that explores the age-old question of confronting the darker side of self in which the society of that time considers this subject somewhat a taboo. The Victorians were educated to be hypocritical by its society, masquerading the evil and flaws of men and allowed only to portray the façade of wellness on the outside. This is a story about an entity - the one who dwells inside most of us, externally conforming to culture, yet internally lusting for...

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