Riassunto in inglese sul tema del doppio in Stevenson e Wilde, mettendo a confronto i due più famosi romanzi di questi autori: "Lo strano caso del dottor Jekyll e del signor Hyde" e "Il ritratto di Dorian Gray" (4 pagine formato doc)
TEMA DEL DOPPIO IN STEVENSON E WILDE
The theme of the “dualism” spread between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
They were able to penetrate the essence of Man’s nature and to express a new philosophy which investigated human life and people’s minds.
DIFFERENZE TRA STEVENSON E WILDE
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON AND “THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE”
LIFE AND WORKS
Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer and a representative of neo-romanticism in English literature. He was born in Edinburgh in 1850.
IL TEMA DEL DOPPIO IN DR. JEKYLL E MR HYDE
After giving up engineering, he graduated in law and decided to devote himself to writing. He went to France where he married Fanny Osbourne, and since his health was deteriorating, they moved to Australia and then to Tahiti, setting down at Vailima in Samoa. He died of a brain haemorrhage in 1894.
Important works are Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886), The Master of Ballantrae (1889). But the novel that established his reputation as a novelist was “The Strange case of Dr Jekjll and Mr Hyde (1886)” which was his second novel.
The story is set in London and tells of a man of science, Dr Jekyll, who tries to separate the good from the evil inside himself.
Dr Jekyll discovers a drug that can separate these sides, but at the same time he has to liberate his evil instincts in a separate physical form and personality that he calls Mr Hyde.
STEVENSON AND WILDE
The story begins with the description of Mr.Utterson, a well-known London’s lawyer.
One day Mr Utterson and his cousin Mr Enfield were taking their afternoon walk and noticed a little girl, who was running as fast as she could and a man who was walking after her. The man just stepped on the child, who had fallen down. Mr.Enfield saw it, ran after the man and caught him. The stranger told them that his name was Hyde and Mr Utterson understood that there was a connection between him and Dr Jekyll, his friend and client, because the building in which they went to take money was a wing of Dr Jekyll’s house, serving as laboratory.
Back home, Utterson reread Dr Jekyll’s will, in which he was going to leave all his money to his new partner Mr Hyde. Utterson decided to investigate.