Topic: How can I conclude this essay? I need an answer within the next hour!?
June 20, 2019 / By Barb Question:
I have been asked to write an essay about how the good vs. evil theme in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is prevalent. The essay cant exceed 2 pages and I can't think of a good conclusion. Please help!
Here is my essay:
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is Robert Louis Stevenson’s depiction of man’s inner battle of good versus evil throughout life. Everyone has an intangible darker half that he or she will typically choose not to expose. One of Stevenson’s main characters, Dr. Henry Jekyll, tried to separate his own good and bad sides in a scientific experiment. When he unintentionally brought his dark side into being, it was extremely tangible. The audience knew Jekyll’s darker half as Mr. Edward Hyde, a man of pure evil. Mr. Utterson was Jekyll’s lawyer and old friend, and Mr. Utterson had been loyal to Dr. Jekyll and he protected him from being suspected of murder. The purpose of this final chapter was to explain to the audience what Jekyll was thinking throughout the whole story. Without Jekyll’s point of view, nobody would have understood why anything took place. Good and evil are obviously at war in this story, since Stevenson used Dr. Jekyll (respected, well liked, and friendly) and Mr. Hyde’s (vile, ugly, and hated) personalities to define each characteristic, respectively.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are fixed on directly opposite positions of the good/evil spectrum before their names are even mentioned. As Mr. Utterson and Mr. Enfield take their usual Sunday stroll, Mr. Enfield compares Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde without saying their names. “For my man was a fellow that nobody could have to do with, a really damnable man; and the person that drew the cheque is the very pink of the proprieties, celebrated too, and (what makes it worse) one of your fellows who do what they call good. Black mail I suppose; an honest man paying through the nose for some of the capers of his youth.” In that quote, Hyde was the “fellow that nobody could have to do with,” and Jekyll was “the very pink of proprieties,” which are two complete opposites. Although the accusation of blackmail against Mr. Hyde didn’t exactly make him look evil, it made him look considerably lousy next to Dr. Jekyll, who was of “every mark of capacity and kindness.”
It was revealed to the audience that Mr. Hyde was indeed pure evil when he brutally murdered Danvers Carew in a public street. A maid who had witnessed the murder described her experience to the detectives. Before the incident, “never had she felt more at peace with all men or thought more kindly of the world.” She felt this way as she watched Carew politely greet Hyde, but this all went away as Mr. Hyde beat Carew to death. “At the horror of these sights and sounds, the maid fainted.” After Hyde disappeared, Jekyll came out of his seclusion, and returned to being the entertaining, considerate, and charitable man everyone knew him to be. The narrator of the story deemed Hyde an evil influence on Jekyll’s life. After the opposing personalities of these characters had been well established, in the last chapter, the reader learns that Jekyll (good) had fought his own desire to transform into Hyde (evil).
The character developments of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the duration of this novella are reflections of universal understandings of what good and evil look like through their actions. Dr. Jekyll is the good, caring, and intelligent doctor, whereas Mr. Hyde is the evil, violent, and disfigured murderer. When these two characters battle for control and existence in the body that they are forced share, it is purely a matter of good vs. evil.
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