In the begining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. jekyll is in control of Mr. Hyde and at the end of the novel Mr Hyde is in control of Dr. Jekyll. Show how this reversal came...

In the begining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. jekyll is in control of Mr. Hyde and at the end of the novel Mr Hyde is in control of Dr. Jekyll. Show how this reversal came about?

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Dr. Jekyll is experimenting with mind-altering drugs, and like millions of people who experiment with drugs he begins by feeling he can control them but later comes to realize that they are controlling him. This can happen to people who begin by smoking marijuana or using heroin, cocaine, or any other drug. It can also happen to people who start drinking liquor. And, tragically, it happens to millions of people who start smoking cigarettes. Dr. Jekyll is only an extreme case of drug dependency.

In he last chapter of the book, "Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case," Dr. Jekyll explains how he began his experiments out of scientific curiosity and a desire to benefit mankind and how he gradually lost control of his identity as the evil side of his nature overpowered the good side.

I do not suppose that when a drunkard reasons with himself upon his vice, he is once out of five hundred times affected by the dangers that he runs through his brutish physical insensibility; neither had I, long as I had considered my position, made enough allowance for the complete moral insensibiltiy and insensate readiness to evil, which were the leading characters of Edward Hyde.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde became a world-famous classic because it is based on a fundamental truth about human nature. There are good and evil sides to all of us, and we need to exercise common sense and self-control in order to avoid the danger of having the evil side acquire ascendency. This often happens to young people who fall under the influence of bad companions.

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