Supernaturalism occurs when events take place that go against the grain of nature. The two main characters in these stories take the role of “playing God” to the next level. Faustus manipulates his greed and selfishness to gain further knowledge and power beyond most humans supplied by Lucifer. Dr. Jekyll’s profession led him to the theory of separating man into good and evil to help others rid themselves of wickedness. The morphing into Mr. Hyde became an obsession and something Jekyll enjoyed and found excitement in. Jekyll turning into Hyde provided him a gateway leading to vigorous, disgusting crimes and hatred toward innocent people.
Stevenson, the author of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, portrays a heavily super naturalistic theme in the novel. The protagonist, Dr. Jekyll, exemplifies a doctor, good friend and trustworthy person. Jekyll happens to be devoted to religion and charities along with his personality and genuine characteristics. Jekyll is a fifty year old professional looking man who represents himself in a kind manner. Jekyll and Hyde represent the good and evil personas that humans deal with daily. The factors that trigger them are relationships, good or bad days, lessons learned and growing up. The ironic part about the story happens to be that the situations and murders involve educated older men, who should know better than to mess with nature. Jekyll happens to be an elder so when he turns into Hyde and sees his hand for the first time it proves to be hairy, disfigured, and bigger than a humans hand and symbolizes the way Hyde acts and looks (Le Fanu 105). Supernaturalism revolves around good and evil, love and hate. Stevenson made that his main focus; the struggle between good and evil in Jeykll’s soul. Jekyll points out the struggle of good and evil in humans, leading him to the hypothesis of separating them completely into two people. “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as an irreversible process and the... [continues]
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