Seeing Strange: A Take on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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In the days where fiction and fantasy were making a new home for themselves in the minds and imaginations of people across Western Europe, Robert Louis Stevenson’sThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydewas a story that was history in the making before its creation even knew it. With countless influences on present and future pop culture and genre structure, this story was twisting and creating a new genre all its own. Playing on the personalities that warred between one man, this juxtaposition was a manifestation on the inner war and turmoil that we, individuals, are able to relate to all too well. A certain familiarity of sorts is expressed in Stevenson’s writing, revealing a way of thinking that to many can come across as distorted and repugnant yet undeniably ring true to the feelings and doubts that we all have about our own character when…

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