Aria Maher's Reviews > Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
What a strange little book. This is definitely not as scary as I had imagined it would be. In the style of many 19th century authors, Robert Louis Stevenson glosses over a lot of the 'action' of the story in favor of having other characters talk about what happened, either verbally or in long letters or 'accounts' of the incidents. This unfortunately left me emotionally disconnected from some of the narrative, but Mr. Stevenson still managed to convey some of the horror and strangeness of this bizarre 'case'. He explores the duality of human nature (outward goodness versus hidden malice) by amplifying it into a literal physical transformation of the 'good' man into the evil. I thought it was very interesting that the more Jekyll indulged in his wicked side, the more Hyde took over his entire nature. This book definitely left me with some food for thought.
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