Religion and Sin

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  • Religion and SIn
    • Christianity in Victorian Society
      • Evangelicals: beg for repentance from God
        • Utterson reads "dry divinities" before bed
          • Focuses on work and not on social life- Evangelical
      • Strong hold over Victorian morals and behavious
      • Religious tendencies
        • Jekyll reads religious texts
        • Utterson reads "dry divinities" before bed
          • Focuses on work and not on social life- Evangelical
        • Lanyon feels that science and God should be seperate
      • Religious symbolism
        • Jekyll and Hyde: Angel and devil
          • Biblical idea of eternal struggle
            • Jekyll's "original elil" emerged, demonstrating the "savage" sde among humans
      • Sin
        • Jekyll believes sin is the "burden of his life
          • Creates Hyde to rid himself of "extrenuous evil
        • Jekyll is a "secret sinner"
        • Hyde is the "spirit of hell"
    • Religious references
      • Israeli Tabernacle
        • Said to house God
        • " blot out that immaterial tabernacle which I looked to it to change"
          • Wants to use his body for experiments
            • Experiment with God
              • Said to house God
      • Battle of Phillipi
        • The winners, Antony and Octavius, released those who would assassinate Julius Caesar
        • "Captives at Philippi"
          • Hyde release from his "cage" causes destruction
      • Babylonian Finger
        • Had that wrote out death sentence for King Belshazzer
        • "Babylonian finger on the wall"
          • Jekyll has set himself against God
          • Foreshadows Jekyll's death
          • Evokes feelings of doom
          • Expains Jekyll's mental state of conflict

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