The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, written by Robert Louis Stevenson it’s one of the all-time classic horror novels. Published in 1884 the book was an immediate success and fast becoming one of Stevenson’s most popular novels.
A beautiful yet chilling tale set in Victorian London. A scientist, (Dr Jekyll) creates a serum which transforms him in to, (or brings out), his alter ego Mr Hyde. Mr Hyde is the animal part of Jekyll which has been hiding in the deep, dark psyche of his mind, but now he has been called upon and the temptation of the “dark side” is all too great for the scientist and it starts to take control of him.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a disturbing book which gives us a glimpse of what the true nature of humanity can really be like, the struggles we have to deal with and what happens when we make certain choices.
A chilling tale of one man’s struggle with the most wicked and evil character he could ever face, his own worst enemy.
Our Own Personal Mr Hyde
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde shows us the all to real situation of good vs bad and what can happen when we choose to follow these paths. The scary thing is is that we all of us have these feelings and emotions, we all have the animal personality inside us and what a destructive force it can be when you let it take over. It also highlights how we as people change and adapt our personality depending on whom we meet and the type of impression we want to give, most preferring to fit in with the crowd even if they have to change some or part of their beliefs. These are struggles which we deal with everyday and even though most are illusions based on devised social constructs we still strive to maintain these false representations; our egos.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is an amazing book which will take you through the fog filled Victorian streets on a murder, mystery adventure. See the terror unfold as one man tries to confront the worst enemy he could possibly imagine, his own personality.