The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Ideas for Reports and Papers

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

1. Are anger and hatred natural emotions? Are criminal behaviors necessary? Can people choose alternatives?

2. What benefits can scientific research bring to a scientist? To his or her community? To the world at large?

3. Is a scientist responsible for the consequences (positive and negative) of his or her research? To whom can he or she be held accountable? How does this motivate research?

4. What is the proper study of man? Are there some things that man was not intended to know? The cliches quoted in these two questions are assumed to include women as well—or are they? Why?

5. Compare Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with the novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. What are the scientists looking to discover? What faults are revealed in the scientists? What flaws are revealed in their research materials? What above all else is revealed by their studies?

6. In an era when the human genome is being studied for...

(The entire section is 313 words.)