Dr Jekyll and Hyde

Charlene Bruce
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Mind Map on Dr Jekyll and Hyde, created by Charlene Bruce on 05/14/2014.

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Charlene Bruce
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1.1 Psychology
1.1.1 the body and the mind as a source of horror
1.1.2 Explanation for socially unacceptable or abnormal behaviour
1.1.3 Late 19th Century
1.1.4 Demonic posession
1.2 Duality
1.2.1 Second self
1.2.2 Alter ego or alternative personality
1.2.3 Doppelganger
1.2.4 Paradox of encountering an identical version of yourself - e.g. body snatcher
1.2.5 Splitting of the self - one character becomes two, for example, The Incredible Hulk
1.2.6 Jekyll describes his life as a 'profound duplicity', himself as a 'double dealer' 'man is not truly one but truly two'
1.2.7 Hyde represents Jekyll's secret and repressed desires
1.2.8 Hyde's actions: instinctual, sexual, irrational, immoral, violent, urgent and uncivilised
1.2.9 Jekyll's actions: professional, polite, rational, moral, measured, civilised
1.2.10 Freud - the interaction between the conscious self and the unconscious self Freud - Hyde represents the otherness of the unconscious 'id', which invades the stability of the conscious 'ego'
1.3 Lacks power but is nevertheless threatening
1.4 Disrupts the order of things; unfamiliar and unknown
1.5 Occupies the margins of society - the outsider
1.6 Degeneration and Atavism
1.6.1 Fears about social and biological degeneration
1.6.2 Darwinian theories of evolution
1.6.3 Examples of degeneration: insanity, criminality, immorality, physical abnormality
1.6.4 Hyde possesses atavistic and degenerate qualities
1.6.5 Jekyll is progressive and Hyde is regressive
1.6.6 Mr Hyde was pale and drawfish, he gave an impression of deformity without any nameable malformation, he had a displeasing smile, he had borne himself to the lawyer with a sort of murderous mixture of timidity and boldness, and he spoke with a husky, whispering and somewhat broken voice (15)
1.6.7 Utterson then continues: 'god bless me the man seems hardly human! Something troglodytic'
1.6.8 'Ape like fury'
1.6.9 'masked thing like a monkey'

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