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Freudian Theories of the Unconscious in "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Summary: Freudian theories of the unconscious can be related and linked to Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" even though Sigmund Freud wasn't yet writing at the time when the novel was published.
It has been said that Freudian theories of the unconscious can be related and linked to Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Adventures of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." But Freud wasn't even writing at the time when Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was around, he had only just begun researching his ideas. This essay will explore how Freud's theories are relevant when looking at Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Freudian criticism/psychoanalytic criticism Broadly speaking, so-called Freudian criticism or classical psychoanalytic criticism - which is often speculative - is concerned with the quest for and discovery of (and the subsequent analysis of) connections between the artists creators, artificers) themselves and what they actually create (novels, poems, paintings, sculpture, buildings, music, etc.). As far as literature is concerned it analyses characters `invented' by authors, the language they...

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