Hyde the Sinful
Religion and Abjection in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Keywords:abjection, religion, Christianity, point of view, Literature in English 1: Form and Genre
This article examines the moral duality presented in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and its connection to the Christian morals guiding Victorian society. It suggests that the novella undermines a dualistic Christian perception of human nature through changes in point of view and by replacing a clear duality with an abject ambiguity. It argues that in the novella abjection of part of the self is portrayed as destructive and that the novella is essentially a critique of repressive Christian morals.
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