Jekyll mouths platitudes about trickledown economics in front of a teleprompter while vaguely apologizing.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. But this time, not the game - The Movie.Robert Louis Stevenson had always been interested in the duality of human nature, and shown admiration for morally ambiguous heroes - or anti-heroes.
This may seem hypocrisy to modern eyes, or it may seem loyalty.Mr. Utterson is a London lawyer who is a friend of Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll gave up his regular practice to experiment with non-traditional medicine.
I have a memory from childhood related to Robert Louis Stevenson.He has unleashed a power from within that is turning out to be too formidable to be properly contained.The stage adaptation opened in London in 1887, a year after the publication of the novella. (Picture 1895). Dr. Henry Jekyll is a brilliant man who in the course of trying to understand the human psyche has turned himself, with tragic results, into a guinea pig for his experiments.
He just wants to see the world burn because the world has burned him.When talking to a friend (who is Scottish. and so is Stevenson. so I trust her on this subject) she explained to me that Stevenson was known for being a world traveller, so maybe he just wanted to explore something new.The Victorian society was struggling with the morality that had been imposed upon them by the previous generation.He was sorely missed when he made the decision to move to Samoa taking himself a long way from supportive friends and his fans.But Stevenson also invites us to view it as a moral tale, an allegory, questioning the abstract notions of good and evil.I am not a classic book reader- I fall under the category that some snobbish readers would call a fluffy reader.a reader for entertainment purposes only- Not a reader for intellectual growth.
I think this was emphasised because Stevenson pushed the boundaries of the gothic genre.In this harrowing tale of good and evil, the mild-mannered Dr.He just decided to skip over the juicy bits and ratchet up the tension with the with the whole Good vs Evil thing. Eh. I guess he did a pretty decent job of pulling it off.Hyde is a hidden-object game that will take you to the streets of London in 1886.The writing style while somewhat aged is still quite good and makes an easy read.Richard Mansfield was mostly known for his dual role depicted in this double exposure.I would have enjoyed for the story to be more drawn out, preferably with an addition of at least another hundred pages.They could be as naughty as they wanted and safely leave their depravity on that side of town before they return to the respectable bosom of their family and careers.
Name almost any concept he came up with and you are sure to find.
The constrained, repressive society of the Victorian Period in which the story takes place provides the perfect back drop for the model of outward English propriety, Dr.Hyde knew something about the doctor because the latter never failed to hush up the crazy adventures of the former.