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    ‘in the agonised womb of consciousness, these polar twins should be continuously struggling’- please could someone help me analyse this (chapter 10)
    Hes talking about the constant struggle between the good and evil sides of a persons consciousness. A person has the potential to be either.

    Btw Mr Bruff does Jekyl and Hyde

    http://mrbruff.com/product/mr-bruffs-guide-jekyll-hyde/
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    ‘in the agonised womb of consciousness, these polar twins should be continuously struggling’- please could someone help me analyse this (chapter 10)
    The womb is where things are created. The womb of consciousness is his mind, where thoughts and ideas are produced. 'Agonised' suggests the mental torture of an addict, who knows that what he is doing is wrong but is not strong enough to resist.

    The 'polar twins' are his two personalities. 'Polar' is a scientific reference; Jekyll and Hyde are similar yet complete opposites, like the poles on a magnet, or the North and South poles. 'Twins' also reminds us of the closeness of Jekyll and Hyde. These are not two completely different people, they are twins. Identical in that they are the same person, and yet completely opposite, and battling for survival because only one can exist at any time. Although the physical shape of Jekyll or Hyde disappears when the switch is made, his 'womb of consciousness' remains the same. He knows what he has done.
 
 
 
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