Plot[ edit ] The film tells the story of Dr. Henry Jekyll Fredric Marcha kind English doctor in Victorian London, who is certain that within each man lurks impulses for both good and evil. Later, while walking home with his colleague, Dr. Jekyll drives the man away and carries Ivy up to her room to attend to her.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde belongs to a category of fiction known as the novella, R obert Louis Stevenson, born in in Edinburgh, Scotland, was a sickly child.
His father was a designer of lighthouses, and he wanted his only son to study engineering. However, when Stevenson entered Edinburgh University, he chose to study literature. After graduation Stevenson was forced to split his time between the French Riviera and southern England because the warmer climates helped his deteriorating health, now known to have been caused by tuberculosis.
While in France, he fell in love with Fanny Osbourne, a married American.
In Stevenson undertook an extremely risky voyage to California, where Fanny was divorcing her husband. The dreadful transatlantic crossing to New York and the cross-country train trip to the West Coast nearly killed him. His doctor told Fanny that her new husband could live for only a few months.
Fortunately, the doctor was wrong. The couple returned to Scotland. It was there that Stevenson began to write his first great success, Treasure Islandthe thrilling story of a swashbuckling pirate named Long John Silver. At his next home, in southern England, Stevenson wrote Kidnapped.
Nonetheless, financial worries were never far away. One night Stevenson had a nightmare so strange that he decided to use it as the basis for a novel. In an American publisher asked Stevenson to write a travel book about the South Pacific.
The couple jumped at the chance to escape to the tropics. On his estate in Samoa, Stevenson finished David Balfoura sequel to Kidnapped, as well as several books about nature and life in the South Seas.
His descriptions of his exotic and romantic lifestyle captivated readers. During his years in Samoa, legends grew up about Stevenson that led to his reputation of being one of the most beloved storytellers of his time.
Stevenson died in Samoa on December 3,at the age of forty-four. At the time of his death, he was working with friends in Scotland to prepare an edition of his complete works. The writer spent much of the three years lying in bed. Not surprisingly, the combination of money troubles and ill health caused the author to brood and worry.
One night inStevenson had a dream. Stevenson wrote a first version of the story in the following three days. When he read his work to Fanny, she judged that it was nothing more than a spooky story and challenged her husband to do more with its philosophical possibilities.
She urged him to make the tale an exploration of the darker side of human nature.Stevenson's Representation of Good and Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde In this piece of coursework, I am asked to first of all, discuss how the novel is mainly concerned with the struggle between good and evil.
In the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde the Victorian era exploration of Christianity's inner conflict of good and evil results in Dr. Jekyll succumbing to man's inner evil and becoming Mr. Hyde in the end.
Aug 08, · Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson first published in The work is also known as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Study Guide by Course Hero What's Inside The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is told in the past tense. ABOUT THE TITLE Dr. Henry Jekyll is a complicated character, though readers don't get a . To Dr. Lanyon's horror, the figure transformed before his eyes into that of Dr. Henry Jekyll. Lanyon closes his letter by pointing out that the man who stepped into the house that night to claim Jekyll's items was the man known as Edward Hyde.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson may have a long title, but it's a short book to read. The Strange Case is about the duality of man: good versus evil, and how everyone has that inside of them/5(93).