Jekyll & Hyde - Theme Science vs Religion

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  • Science vs Religion
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      • Lanyon "Half full of a blood red liquor"
        • The image of "blood red" presents the reader with the links to danger and death, showing that science of this sort isn't safe.
        • Shows the idea that the Victorians were questioning if science was safe, with this example clearly showing that it isn't.
      • Lanyon "I loaded an old revolver, that I might be found in some posture of self defence"
        • Lanyon feels threatened by what he has found in Jekyll's laboratory, so much that he has to arm himself to provide him some comfort.
        • Shows the idea that the Victorians were questioning if science was safe, with this example clearly showing that it isn't.
    • Beginning
      • Jekyll "Hide-bound pedant"
        • Jekyll believes that Lanyon is stuck in the past, rejecting groundbreaking science because of religious beliefs.
      • Lanyon "Unscientific balderdash"
        • Lanyon believes that Jekyll's scientific methods goes against his own, showing the controversy between scientific progress and religious beliefs.
        • What Jekyll is proposing might be religiously wrong, going against Victorian society.
    • Middle
      • Utterson "God forgive us! God forgive us!"
        • It shows that what they have just witnessed, a product of Jekyll's research, goes against religious beliefs of Victorian society.
      • "ape-like fury"
        • It presents the idea of Darwinism to Victorian society, a fairly new idea, that humans originated from animals.
        • Hyde is presented as animal like with no humanity in him, showing the Victorian readers how scary science could be.

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