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Copy of Copy of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Background information for the novel

sue gerber

on 10 October 2017

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Why did he write it?
Romantic Novella

Dr. Freud
Psychoanalytic Criticism
Did you know?
The setting:
Victorian London
Good vs. Evil
"Dregs of Humanity"
"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
By Robert Louis Stevenson
What is your idea of "romantic?"
"double self" or "twin"
World's most famous psychiatrist
Theory of Repression
London, 1880's
Upper Class
Cavendish Square
Lower Class
It chanced on one of these rambles that their way led them down a by-street in a busy quarter of London. The street was small and what is called quiet, but it drove a thriving trade on the weekdays. The inhabitants were all doing well, it seemed and all hoping to do better still -the shop fronts stood along that thoroughfare with an air of invitation, like rows of smiling saleswomen. Even on Sunday, when it veiled its more florid charms and lay comparatively empty of visitors, the street shone out in contrast to its dingy neighbourhood, like a fire in a forest; and with its freshly painted shutters, well-polished brasses, and general cleanliness and cheerfulness of note, instantly caught and pleased the eye of the passenger.
Two doors from one corner, on the left hand going east the line was broken by the entry of a court; and just at that point a certain sinister block of building thrust forward its gable on the street. it was two storeys high; showed no window, nothing but a door on the lower storey and a blind forehead of discoloured wall on the upper, and bore in every feature, the marks of prolonged and sordid negligence. The door, which was equipped with neither bell nor knocker, was blistered and distained. Tramps slouched into the recess and struck matches on the panels; children kept shop upon the steps; the schoolboy had tried his knife on the mouldings; and for close on a generation, no one had appeared to drive away these random visitors or to repair their ravages.
Your turn to write!
If you had a friend that was doing something that you were sure could either
get them into trouble or cause them harm, you would...

A. Become involved, even if they didn't want you to, and do everything
in your power to convince them to change. Why?

B. Not interfere. Leave them to their own devices-If they needed you, they'll let you know. Why?
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