Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Thesis
The fact that all five victims were poor prostitutes, whose murder could mean little profit to anybody, turned this event into an even...
more In the autumn of 1888, five gruesome murders in the Whitechapel area took the city of London by storm.
The fact that all five victims were poor prostitutes, whose murder could mean little profit to anybody, turned this event into an even more mysterious one.
The scare spread, and no less than twelve killings between late 18, besides the canonical five, were attributed to ‘Jack the Ripper’.
It is demonstrated throughout the novel as the audience learns that these two distinct and apparently opposite personalities are in fact one person.
Throughout Stevenson’s novella, there are many descriptions of Mr Hyde which give an impression as to what he is like. He gave an impression of deformity’ and ‘Satan’s signature upon a face’.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is an examination of duality.
Discuss how Stevenson’s Victorian gothic novella explores this idea through character and setting.
The Jekyll-Hyde experience also makes for a perfect symbol of schizophrenia or even multiple personality disorder though it matches none of these disorders symptomatically.
There were a number of suspects but no one was ever caught.
Perhaps this was (and still is) why Jack the Ripper was thought to be a gentleman who could use his respectability as a mask to cover his tracks.
Yet, in the body of the scientific man, the main point of interest becomes his unity of being, rather than in his duality of character.
The body is the site for metaphysical and theological questions and debates, sometimes about inherent good and evil, and sometimes about the repressed sexual urges.