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    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by FantasyWitch, Aug 13, 2008.

    For english this year i am doing a study on how diffrent authors persieve evil in dual personalities, such as that in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

    So I was wondering what your opinion is on the dual personalitys and how RS Stevenson wrote the novel.

    It would help me so much when i get around to writing the essay.

    My other two pieces are "lords of Light" and "My Last Duchess"
     
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    I've always felt that Jeckyll and Hyde is much like Golding's Lord of the Flies, a commentary on the savagery beneath the flimsy vernier of civilization.
     
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    Would you recomend it for my study?
    I'm actually quite torn as to whither I should use "Lords of Light". But i need a modern piece aswell, and it is of another diffrent genre so that helps.

    But it seems almost too obvious to do a study on dual personalities with one of the novels to do with vampires and angels.
     
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    I see no reason why not. It is an example of the "evil twin" view of dual personality
     
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    Ok I might take a look!
    Thanks Cog.
     
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    My brother found a dusty and old copy of this book, he recommended it to me. I have many things to finish first though... And most classics bore me. Is it a good read?
     
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    I liked it.

    Its very heavy on discription though, so if you don't like that it might not be your cup of tea.
     

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