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Jekyll and Hyde

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Timo Bretten

on 26 March 2013

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Transcript of Jekyll and Hyde

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 1900 1880 1800 Victorian Era 1830 Peace & Prosperity
Arts & Science flourish
Strict code of Morality
Sexual restraint
Code of conduct
From organised religion toward individual faith and sense of duty 1950 2000 Hyde and the 21st century The internet enables Hyde-like behaviour

Little social control
Little danger of repercussion
Be someone new, let out your 'dark side' Born in Edinburgh, 1850
Quit engineering, unused law degree
Died 1894 "Under the wide and starry sky,
dig the grave and let me lie ... EGO ID SUPER-EGO Themes & Archetypes The hidden self
"Hyde" is a pun
Truth will out
The addict "'If he be Mr. Hyde,' he had thought, 'I shall be Mr. Seek" [p 10] "truth will come to light;
murder cannot be hid long;
a man's son may, but at the length truth will out."
Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, A-II S-II Doctor
Gentleman Fiend
Repulsive Influenced by Romans 7:20
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Hogg, 1824)
Theorie of (criminal) atavism (Lombroso, 1835–1909)
Deacan William Brodie (1780) Has Influenced 123 movie adaptations
often only Hyde plays a role
The Hulk & Two Face Morality as a matter of
how you are perceived
by peers as opposed to
having your own moral
compass "Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it."
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