Themes in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Flashcards

What theme does the creation of Mr Hyde by Dr Jekyll explore in the novella?

The theme of duality of human nature, illustrating the coexistence of good and evil within a single person.

How does ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ depict the struggle with temptation and curiosity?

Jekyll creates Hyde to indulge in his repressed desires without societal consequences, showing the struggle between his moral duties and darker impulses.

How is the theme of morality explored in the novella?

Hyde’s actions, such as trampling a child, contrast with Victorian social norms and expectations, highlighting the consequences of living without moral restraint.

What role does crime play in ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’?

The novella uses crime and the setting of foggy London to create a tense atmosphere and show the fear of the unknown.

How does the novella address the theme of science?

It critiques the ethical implications of scientific progress, showing Jekyll’s loss of control over Hyde as a consequence of unchecked scientific experimentation.

How is the theme of friendship portrayed in the novella?

The strained friendship between Jekyll and Utterson highlights the complexities and fragility of relationships, ultimately showing loyalty despite the dark secrets.

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