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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

             Irresponsibility in Scientific Exploration.
             In every single movie we watch and in every book we read there is a plot. Whether it be between someone and nature or an agent against a villain, stories wouldn't be exciting without the "Good" versus "Bad." A great example of such a plot would be in the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where the struggle isn't really between two people but the struggle of a man verse his relationship within himself in society. The book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has many themes but most of all it shows the irresponsibility of human nature due to the fact of over achievement in scientific technology and in society.
             Today we live in a very advanced society, with the fastest computers, the highest speed internet and even the possibility of travel in the future. Humans today are determined to the greatest possibilities. In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson writes of the scientist Dr. Jekyll who is involved in a set of experiments in which he attempts to also challenge the limits and explore his utmost inner feelings, the other side of him. When Dr. Jekyll drinks his potion he turns into Mr. Hyde, the negative feelings of Dr. Jekyll. Dr. Jekyll becomes very passionate in this feeling and in his attempt to regain it he continues to drink the potion, not caring about the consequences. In becoming Mr. Hyde, Jekyll becomes the evil part of himself; he feels younger but has the rage and look of a corrupt person whose anger is released instantly. In the story the critic Oates comments "There is a sense in which Hyde for all his monstrosity is but an addiction- (Oates ix). That shows the fact that even though Jekyll knows how bad Mr. Hyde actually is but has no care in the matter.
             With no thought of consequences Jekyll neglects the feelings of his friends and family in his experimentation. When neglecting the consequences King, a critic, says: .
             The differences between a werewolf story and a Jekyll and Hyde story are often not great, as both frequently exploit a fear that the main character (with whom the audience identifies) will be unable to avoid hurting his or her closest friends, relatives, or lover.

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