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O Estranho Caso do Dr. Jekyll e do Sr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Jun 26, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: own, portuguese, 2007
Read in August, 2007

Although it's a very tiny book, it took me a long time to read it. The rhythm is somewhat slow, it doesn't have that many situations, spinning mostly around the question "who is Mr Hyde and how does he have so much power over Dr Jekyll?" This is revealed on the last chapters, the most interesting part of all and which leads us to question the dual nature of Man. The last chapter is really magnificent, showing both natures fighting each other: one part wanting to satiate all his appetites, taking advantage of is 'other half' being a respectable man and, that way, be able to delude the society who pursues him for his crimes; the other, trying to hide (the key word!) those appetites and try to mend the crimes committed by his 'evil side', without having a friend to share the burden exactly for fearing society.
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Diana Marques Também demorei um pouco a lê-lo pelos mesmos motivos, mas quando chegamos ao capítulo final e aos derradeiros momentos e tudo nos é explicado, tudo se torna super interessante. Foi também o questionar da dualidade humana, de que todos temos um lado bom e outro menos bom, que responde aos impulsos, que me fez gostar tanto desta obra.

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