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The Strange Silent Film of Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde

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Everyone knows the classic Gothic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson. However, those who do not dabble in the silent films of the early 1900’s will… Continue reading

Artists’ Depictions of the Many Faces of Mr. Hyde

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde creates a literary space, where puzzled readers take on the challenge of assigning signifiers to the mysterious nature of Hyde and interpreting the distinctive rhetorical sublime… Continue reading

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jackass: Fight Club’s Representation of The Strange Case of Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Unfortunately enough for her, Marla Singer said it best: “You’re Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jackass”. It is in this line that lies the stanch dichotomy of the human mind, perception and consciousness. Long… Continue reading

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Implicit Homosexuality in Robert Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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The Victorian Period in England was marked chiefly by silence. Spending a day in the foggy streets of London, a modern reader might think that no vice existed in the period, no animal… Continue reading

The Green Jekyll: Stevenson’s Influence in Raimi’s Spider-Man

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The dichotomy of man’s innate good and evil has always been a fascinating literary subject to me. Among the stories that attempt to look at this troubling juxtaposition of the human soul, none… Continue reading

From Page to Stage: the Transformation of Jekyll & Hyde from Novel to Musical

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is no exception to the phenomenon of myriad novels-turned-musicals that have captured audiences on Broadway and around the globe. With a… Continue reading

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Lost in Adaptation

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is an idea that has been frequently adapted to visual media. You have the story of a man who through… Continue reading

Why We Love The Mad Scientist

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a precursor to modern commercial fiction. In its day, it was called a “shilling shocker,” which meant that it was an inexpensive and… Continue reading

Dr. Jekyll and Mr Gray

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The concept of the duality of human nature has been a pivotal idea in western culture since the days of Plato.  In 1866, Robert Louis Stevenson created a story in which the evil… Continue reading

Dr. Jekyll and Tyler Durden: Not Just About Duality.

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“Two sides? You’re Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jackass.” -Marla Springer, Fight Club (1999)

Hulk, Hyde, and Frankenstein

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Since its first publication in 1962, Marvel’s Incredible Hulk series has entertained audiences in print as well as film. Despite the Hulk’s smashing success in recent years, Stan Lee’s bipolar superhero owes a… Continue reading

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