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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Dr. Henry Jekyll is viewed, in general, as a respected doctor in the community. He is a known friend of Dr. Lanyon. He is a friend of a known lawyer, Mr. Utterson. Jekyll is viewed as a wealthy virtuous man in the community.He is known for his upstanding moral character...

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Dr. Henry Jekyll is viewed, in general, as a respected doctor in the community. He is a known friend of Dr. Lanyon. He is a friend of a known lawyer, Mr. Utterson. Jekyll is viewed as a wealthy virtuous man in the community.He is known for his upstanding moral character and for his charity.

However his secret immoral behaviors bother him and he cannot keep them at bay even since his youth.Jekyll hates this part of himself and is dedicated to eradicating it. He undergoes experiments to try to be a better person, more socially acceptable. He wants to separate the good side from the evil side of himself. Of course, as is well know, he fails miserably.

What makes the story so remarkable is his acceptance in society because nobody would guess that he could be the deplorable Mr. Hyde.

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