Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde ThemesWatch
I’m currently trying to revise the themes of this novel but I am finding it difficult to get key quotations with each theme? If someone would help me out as I have a mock on Friday that would be much apprenticed!
If your doing the 2017 paper its chapter 7 about Jekyll's character.
friendship (chapter 1 utterson) something about 'ivy'
duality and false appearance (theres loads)
supernatural (again loads)
themes in j + h:
degeneration- hyde is considered a less evolved version of man; lack of control and conscious as well as having animalistic features. can we see him as truly evil or do we have sympathy for him also?
duality- self-explanatory. consider whether jekyll's truly good.
hypocrisy- jekyll admires his good will in the tenth chapter and putting himself above other men when really, he's just as bad.
science + religion- lanyon + jekyll dispute on jekyll's scientific pursuals. however, when lanyon witnesses the transformation of hyde to jekyll he cries out "oh god"- consider the significance of this.