Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Strange Case of


(1886) A novel by Robert Louis Stevenson about the good Dr. Jekyll, whose well-intentioned experiments on himself periodically turn him into the cruel and sadistic Mr. Hyde.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde provide a classic example of split personality. In addition, the two characters often serve as symbols (see also symbol) of the good and evil sides of a single personality.

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