Robert Louis Stevenson Essays

How Stevenson Uses Descriptions of Scenery

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson was first published in 1886. The themes involved in Stevenson’s novella, good and evil, the primal, animal side of human nature, morality, shocked its strict, righteous Victorian audience. The Victorian society was intent on repressing thought and behaviour that could be considered animal. At least, this was the culture on the surface; taking a look into the underground society shows the immediate balancing side to the strict…

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Theme

In Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the theme is that giving way to too much curiosity would lead to regret, and possibly even death. Doctor Henry Jekyll, the novel’s protagonist, is a curious scientist whose experimentation on the “thorough and primitive duality of man” gave rise to his dark and threatening alter-ego, Mr. Hyde. It all started with Jekyll’s interest in the possibility that man may have two personalities within him. This caused him to produce a…

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Sense of Intrigue in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

‘Explore how Stevenson creates a sense of intrigue and engages the reader’s interest in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.’ The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886. This book is a classic and has been very successful; therefore it has been turned into several films and theatre productions. The book seizes the reader’s attention and gets straight into drama and action, making it hard to put down. This well thought out…

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Strange Cas of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1886. The novel is about a brilliant scientist who tries to suppress his evil side with a potion he created. Instead of destroying his evil side, it emerges as another person within Dr. Jekyll; Edward Hyde. Mr. Hyde slowly gets stronger over time and Dr. Jekyll tries to fight Hyde within himself. The theme of the novel is mans’ animal, savage or immoral nature; and the struggle…

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde_ Id, Ego and Superego

In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson uses three main characters to represent Freud’s theory of the Superego, Ego and the Id to warn readers of the dangers of not playing by society’s rules. Freud’s theory talks about the three parts of personality: id, ego and superego. Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Mr. Utterson are the three main characters and they represent the three parts of personality. The superego is the policeman of the personality. In the story,…

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Good Vs Evil Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The world as we know it is constantly moving and changing; events occur that can affect people’s lives even if they are thousands of miles away. Whether or not these happenings are good or evil can shape one’s mindset and outlook on the actions they take themselves. Both have distinct strengths and weaknesses; however, the real question one must ask is which side of the spectrum is more capable of influencing humanity. In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde written by…

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