Duality of Human Nature

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  • The Duality of Human Nature
    • Victorian views of themselves
      • Middle and upper class believed they were more evolved
        • Darwin's thesis
      • Criminals and disruptors of order- degenerates
      • Stevenson challenges this
        • Everyone has an civilised and "savage" side
          • Without repression we're left with only a "mad" animal side
            • Effect of Victorian Repression
              • Jekyll- well respected Victorian gentleman
                • Has to hide his sins and desires
                  • "Man is not truly one but truly two"
            • "My devil had been long caged, he came out roaring"
              • cathartic act of transofrming to evil
      • Effect of Victorian Repression
        • Jekyll- well respected Victorian gentleman
          • Has to hide his sins and desires
            • "Man is not truly one but truly two"
    • Hypocrisy
      • Victorians valued appearance over honesty
        • Pride in reputation
      • Hydes appearence
        • "displeasing smile"
        • "Satanic face"
        • Disgusts characters and audiences
          • Hyde doesn't hide appearence
          • image of the audience's sins
          • "The smile was struck out of his face and succeeded by an expression of… abject terror"
            • tranformation alluded to
            • "abject"- Jekyll knows appearance will be shocking and disgusting to the men

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