Evil Within

Evil Within

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; [people] alone are quite capable of every wickedness. One would think that to be evil, one must possess implausible power, but in any of us can evil manifest into a greater darkness that cannot be concealed or be controlled. It is greatly shown in two literary devices, Frankenstein, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde which relate highly to the society in the world that we live in today.

In the world today there is much evil, but some not to be recognized or thought of until afterward. Great Wars have occurred over the years, because of the evil minds of leaders who thought that their thoughts and beliefs were right and there were no flaws, but in fact there was. The novel Frankenstein relates to what the minds of evil can accomplish. When Victor Frankenstein creates the Creature, he thought himself as a modern God, and that his way of thinking that creating life is a great thing, but it slowly concludes into a horrific experiment. The thing that Victor thought of what was suppose to be magnificent, was nothing more to him but a daemon:
How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite and care I had endeavored to form? …The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature. (Shelley 42)

In Victor’s eyes the Creature was evil, a heartless daemon that would do anything in the pleasure of being dark. But to the reader’s opinion, Victor was thought of being heartless and evil. Leaving the Creature to nothing but a secluded life and living in a pale, dark world with no hope of love or affection.

Evil undoubtedly is in everyone, the weight of balancing good and evil is always difficult. But the way one manifests the evil is how he or she will live their lives. In the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll focuses on a conception of humanity as dual nature, showing that man is not one, but two. He...

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