ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON expressed the SPILLITTING between GOOD & EVIL in his psychological cover THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE. Troubled by his health + the thought of not being capable of producing great woteks, STEVENSON DIED in 1894.. STEVENSON'S LIFE He was borly ill borl he spent most of his childhood in bed and Edinburgh 1850 - bc of his POOR HEALTH → developed a passion for reading. DESPISE HIS HEALTH IN HIS ADOLESCENCE he travelled a lot searching for a friendher climate. he took up ENGENEERING at Useiversite, following his father's footsteps, but wasn't entusiastic after giving engeneering he a lawyer and decided to devote niouself to WRITING. THE STORY is quite simple DR JEKYLL (good side) ·respectable doctor (SOCIAL TITLE) who frequents people with his Same studies. THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR HYDE A MIRROR OF THE TIMES: the novel takes place in the loudon of the V.A: au ERA characterized by scientific + technological peogress where WRITERS started to DOUBT the ideals of < SENSE OF PESSIMISM + ANXIETY In a society full of PROGRESS CIVILITATION creating a stredung contradichous victorian (compromise) TALL, A HANDSOME AND AGREEABLE MAN → this AMBIVALENCE is reinforced by - the doctor's official house has a great facade and its interior is Ence expression of wealth •Jekyll the protagoniste is a MAN DIVIDED IN 2 DISTINCT CHARACTERS. FRENCH ENGLISH WORD + WORD (JE) (IKILL (KILL) - he is the...
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