In this article, we will look at the novel, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and draw a critial analysis about its readability and literary aspects.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s most famous novel was published in 1886. The novel is considered one of the earliest masterpieces in science fiction. The “dual personality” concept introduced in this novel became very popular and the events that took place in the crowded London of the Victorian era make Novelty extremely interesting and thrilling. Completely removes the facets, but the chemical substance, which is hidden inside it, reveals its progenitor Mr. Hyde Which has a dark nature and a ruthless nature. Gradually, Mr. Hyde takes over Dr. Jacqueline’s personality, and at this point, he doesn’t need any chemotherapy. The presence of two different natures in the same person made this novel a masterpiece and its popularity has not diminished even today. (Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
There are two theories about the main character of the novel. According to the first theory, Robert Louis Stevenson came up with the idea of this novel after the story of his French friend Eugene Chantrelle came to light. His friend was an ordinary school teacher but suddenly one day he brutally killed his wife. This is an 1878 incident. He also met his friend after the murder, but his friend does not remember that he killed anyone. One thing is for sure, he has borrowed the role of Dr. Jekyll from another friend, Reverend Walter Jekyll. According to another theory, Robert Stevenson found this novelty plot in a dream. However, whether it is a dream or a reality, the novel is very interesting and thrilling. (Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
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