English 202 - Jekyll and Hyde

English 202 - Jekyll and Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson's...

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1885) I. Fin de siecle (“the end of the century”) – many artists, writers, and thinkers seem to sense themselves living in a period of transition, an “end of an era” A. shifts in social structures – class mobility, changing gender roles B. national insecurity – power structures changing throughout the empire C. changing role of the artist: Art for art’s sake vs. literature as expression of social realities D. new social and scientific theories: Charles Darwin (1809-1882): On the Origins of the Species (1859); The Descent of Man (1871); and The Expression of the Emotions (1872); studied at Edinburgh University and Cambridge Karl Marx (1818-1883): The German Ideology (written 1846) The Communist Manifesto (1848); lived in Paris in 1840s, moved to London in 1849, buried in London (monument built in 1954) Sigmund Freud (1856-1939): On the Interpretation of Dreams (1899) Beyond the Pleasure Principle
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 202 taught by Professor Crome-romanovski during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.

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