How does allegory fit into this book?
The allegory in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” is the showing of the different sides of human nature. First, we see Dr. Jekyll, a well-mannered doctor, who enjoys doing charity work and doing experiments. And then we see Hyde, a beast like creature, who may as well be a figure of what humans would have been primitively. Jekyll is more civilized and educated of the two, while Hyde has a very violent nature and animal instincts.
In the beginning, Dr. Jekyll plans on making a potion that will refine the decency in him from the badness. But his idea doesn’t work out as planned. Instead of separating the good and only having the good, he only gets the bad inside of him and the aggressive, brutal Hyde is released. In Dr. Jekyll’s subconscious, he knows that there is a chance of a mistake or a glitch in the potion he has created. But he is so anxious to find out what will be the outcome of his development, he becomes very inconsiderate of thinking that there might be a problem with his work and he drinks the potion.
Hyde is the part of Dr. Jekyll that is let out when he drinks the potion. He is cruel and is what man would have been like before civilization and a structured society. Hyde has a supernatural power over Dr. Jekyll, it’s a power that Dr. Jekyll tries to overcome, but it’s too strong for a regular human to fight. He is evil mannered and enjoys the pain and suffering of others. Hyde is described as a hairy, vicious animal and goes by his instincts rather than sense. He, overall, is the complete opposite from Dr. Jekyll. Hyde, slowly but surely, ultimately takes over Dr. Jekyll whole being, and there is no such person as Dr. Jekyll.
Dr. Jekyll had a monster in his hands, and the outcome of Dr. Jekyll’s life was highly preventable. He didn’t plan on any of the events happening, but they were entirely out of control, and he couldn’t stop them. Dr. Jekyll made a monster that was a violent threat and an unbeatable terror,...