Tag Archive: Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde Adaptations: in a League of Their Own


Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), sought to confront the social norms of the Victorian Period by infusing realism into Gothic tropes. No longer were characters… Continue reading

Duality: Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde- A ‘Fine Line’ Doesn’t Exist


Humans have been debating and fighting over what is considered good and what is evil since before the early ages. In the early ages though, good was determined by religion and anything or… Continue reading

Fascination With the Beast Within: Mr Hyde as Venom


A man accidentally adopts a second personality that is simultaneously a part of him and a completely separate being…

The Post-Postmodern Byronic “Hero”


      The Byronic Hero is a well known and easily recognizable character type first developed by Lord George Gordon Byron in “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” and further expanded upon in Byron’s other… Continue reading

Jekyll in the Flesh: The Dual Mind in Victorian Englad


Following the 1886 publication of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, author Robert Louis Stevenson maintained that the inspiration for what is now his most famous story was self-generated; the product of… Continue reading

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


Most know of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but do we truly know the context in which it was written? When reading Stevenson’s novel, most… Continue reading

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