Robert Louis Stevenson. By: nelson Williamson. Victorian Age. Wide spread of scientific, technological, and social changes were going on.
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Entertainment during this periods was theatre and the arts. Music, drama, and opera was widely attended. There were, other forms of entertainment. Gambling at cards in establishments popularly called casinos was wildly popular during the period.
Hygiene surgeries were very hazardous during this era. Illnesses were very common and disastrous. Surgeons did not wash or clean their hands prior to performing surgery and this caused many infections.
“I often am struck by ideas that come to me in my dreams inspired by personal muses”
He wrote this dream down and completed the first draft three days later.
Dr. Henry Jekyll characters of Jekyll and Hyde as metaphors for Victorian social codes.
Henry Jekyll was a prominent middle-aged doctor. He was extremely wealthy, having a fortune well over two million dollars and was well respected and proper. Jekyll’s obsession with the idea that within each human being there exists two countering forces, good and evil, led to his experiments that tried to separate the two. This, however, was not done merely for scientific reasons, but also because he enjoyed escaping the confines of the respectable guise of Dr. Jekyll, now Hyde comes when Jekyll is under stress and seems to be taking control.
Mr. Edward Hyde characters of Jekyll and Hyde as metaphors for Victorian social codes.
A younger man that Henry Jekyll, Edward is somewhat deformed (or de-evolved), and he seems to be growing taller as the years go on. Despite his appearance he can be civilized with others, and sometimes heroic. Dr. Jekyll describes Hyde as "pure evil," and he menaces society at night, trampling a girl in the street and murdering Sir Danvers Carew, before being caught by Allan and Sawyer in Paris where he was recruited for the League.
Settling Down characters of Jekyll and Hyde as metaphors for Victorian social codes.
In 1879 Stevenson moved to California with Fanny Osbourne, whom he had met in France. They married in 1880, and after a brief stay at Calistoga, they returned to Scotland but moved often in search of better climates.
From the late 1880s Stevenson lived with his family in the South Seas, in Samoa. Fascinated by the Polynesian culture,
Stevenson died on December 3, 1894, in Vailima, Samoa.
His last work, Weir Of Hermiston (1896), was left unfinished.
The End characters of Jekyll and Hyde as metaphors for Victorian social codes.