Theme of duality in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr.docx - Theme of duality in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Theme of duality in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and the film Fight Club by David Fincher Introduction Art is a reflection of the society generally and this has been seen in the kind of writings that exist today. In essence, duality in the ‘ The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson and the film ‘Fight Club’ by David Fincher is self explanatory. The major aim of this kind of theme to the reader is to get a deeper understanding of man in the natural world. The writers depict the character of man in the sense that there he exists in duo. For instance, the duality of man can be explained in the good and evil in that man must exists in those two states[ CITATION Shu08 \l 1033 ]. As history can be traced down, duality can be seen in the bible writings where man never existed in one form of attitude but conflicting attributes in general. This brings out the two sided situation of man since the classical writings to the present day writings in general. In definition, Czyzewska, (2014) defines duality by first asking a number of questions that surround it. Firstly is the question of determining how many times one has considered others to be wrong and considered themselves to be correct and this translates to the thinking that one is evil and one is good. Singh & Chakrabarti, (2008) concludes that duality is the art of ne individual judging others on the grounds of good or bad by assigning them some definitive words that explain their character and behavior. Essentially, duality is a two sided situation as will be depicted from the analysis of the writing ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ and the film ‘Fight Club’. Duality
In duality, there is the existence of the ‘other’ which needs to be dominated and is ideally an enemy to be fought by an individual. To start with, in the The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, there are several instances f duality in the writing. The presence of duality is first seen when Dr. Jekyll is seen t struggle with the good and the evil throughout [ CITATION Rob96 \l 1033 ]. In this matter, he tries to make a self that is pure and good at the same time and this s at the expense of the other half that is evil in general. Despite all the efforts that Dr. Jekyll makes to be good, he still finds himself torn in between evil and a little bit of god in himself hence. Essentially in analyzing this kind of writing, [ CITATION Ric051 \l 1033 ] argues that the writer tries to explain the struggle that man undergoes on the daily life to be good and acceptable in the society. However the efforts that are made, there is little that one can do to make themselves better individuals and doing away with evil is not easy in general. The self therefore is divided into two aspects of the good and the evil in which one has to live with despite the determination to be good and shun the bad away from them. The author of the art therefore fails to bring out the

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