The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson may have a long title, but it’s a short book to read.
The Strange Case is about the duality of man: good versus evil, and how everyone has that inside of them.
Mr. Utterson, the lawyer, finds it odd that his good friend Dr. Jekyll has amended his will in order to leave everything to Mr. Hyde. This is strange because Mr. Hyde is an unappealing man, possibly deformed, not to mention evil, having caused major disturbances and a horrific crime.
Dr. Jekyll won’t get into his relationship with Mr. Hyde, but Mr. Utterson is going to get down to the bottom of the situation eventually!
I really enjoyed this book. It was short, and while I kind of knew what the premise was, there were pieces I did not know, which made it a better read. You should read it if you enjoy classics, a little bit of horror, and short novels!
Everyone has good and evil inside of them, and most people work on a balance between the two, shifting more to the good side than the evil side.
But what if those two sides could be separated?
Would you want to separate your good side and evil side into two separate people?