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Confronting Fears in "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Summary: Robert Louis Stevenson challanged the fears of Victorian society in "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Some of these fears were of homosexuality, the dual nature of man, fear of social conditions and poverty, and fear of science.
"The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson was set during the Victorian era. The major fear for the Victorians was what is man capable of? This point links to the Victorian morality. For the Victorians morality meant the role of men and women in the society. Fear for the Victorians was whether these roles could realistically be. Could Victorian morality hold the impulse of breaking free from these roles? Darwin, who shattered the Victorian idea that man is chosen by God and broke religious and social certainty that Victorians had about God as the creator, worsened this point. Fear for the Victorians in this novella can be found in many different aspects, such as the duality of man (conflict of good and evil side), and the fear of using science to break...

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