Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    Okay, I've been debating whether or not to post this question but I can't really come to a completely valid conclusion on my own so : is cognitive dissonance present in the Stevenson novella? My theory is that because duality is only focused on 'one' character and not evident in any others surely it just makes the book just focus on a persona who is a murder half of the time. Since no one else experiences this duality in the novella, it could perhaps be regarded as cognitive dissonance? However, I understand the prominent element of exaggeration in 'Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde' which ultimately makes the character of Mr Hyde seem even more evil,immoral and extremely dualised (if that could be possible, given his description) due to the lack of duality in the other characters that are met in the book. Not really sure if this makes sense but could someone just clarify if this is a valid point or not? Thank you!


    This will help.
The home of Results and Clearing


people online now


students helped last year

University open days

  1. SAE Institute
    Animation, Audio, Film, Games, Music, Business, Web Further education
    Thu, 16 Aug '18
  2. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  3. University of Bolton
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
Do you want your parents to be with you when you collect your A-level results?
Useful resources

Study tools


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.


Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.


Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.


Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.