Jekyll and Hyde - Duality

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J has been aware of his dual nature for a long time - lived a dual/double life in order to appear respectful, whilst fulfilling his dark desires in secret. Two aspects of his character in conflict
J feels terrible tension between how he instinctively wants to act and how society expects him too = Victorian gentleman expectations, repression, reputation - tries to separate the two to get the best of both worlds - cannot escape primitive nature
J's approach to science - different to most especially L's - who believes his approach is "too fanciful" "unscientific balderdash"
-Concerned with the nature of the soul and mind or personality - mental health rather than physical body
-Psychology emerged in the 1880s - similar to when the book was released - J was particularly interested : scientific interests = focused on supernatural + spiritual aspects
2)"Damned juggernaut" "Hellish to see"Juggernaut = large wagon carried image of Hindu God Krishna - Traditionally worshipers threw themselves under = crushed to death, empathizes brute force + violence H trampled the girl with Damned = doomed to hell - but known by end of novel as H commits suicide = eternal damnation2)"Lower elements in my soul"Familiar motif in Christianity - noble soul trying to escape the degrading passions of the body : Ancient Greek philosophers (Plato + Aristotle etc) also discussed separating the body into base instincts like J One of these lower elements perhaps represents original sin : all humans left with due to Adam + Eve being unable to resist the temptation of the devil2)"Lies at the root of religion"Duality in religion? Heaven + hell - source of j's misery = original sin3)"The pleasantest room in London" = HALLConnected to the lab with sinister history + dissection room3)"The quietest room you would have said" = CABINETWhere he carries out his experiments - appears pleasant with fire + tea things laid out3)House/ two doorsPerhaps influenced by famous surgeon John Hunter's house in Leicester Square - respected front - collected dead bodies at the back door3)"Two doors"Boundary - inhabitant has a dual nature - public = private - doesnt want people to see his private self3)"No window"Inhabitants don't want you to see in3)"Neither bell nor knocker"Inhabitants don't want anyone to come in / knock3)"Repair their ravages"No one cares = lack of Morales - maybe society needs both sides - rich go there to fulfill bad desires3)"freshly painted""freshly painted"