Please explain the fear and chaos that takes place in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and provide quotes to describe it.

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In Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, fear and chaos support the theme of good vs. evil.

The fear comes from the horrific actions of Dr. Jekyll's alter ego, Mr. Hyde; it is seen in the strange appearance of Mr. Hyde; and, it is also found in the consideration that evil may lie dormant in every human being.

There is some dread in realizing that through Dr. Jekyll's experiments, he...

...goes against the laws of nature.

Consider, then (in Chapter Four), Mr. Hyde's murder of an elderly and respected member of society, as witnessed by a housemaid from her window.

...London was startled by a crime of singular ferocity, and rendered all the more notable by the high position of the victim... 

Note that it is "a crime of singular ferocity." We are confronted not only with wrong-doing, but an aberrant and wild response of frightening intensity. To witness the event, Stevenson provides a setting that resembles a well-lit stage—

...the early part of the night was...

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