Similarities Between Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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The novels, “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and “The Book of Sand” were both written around different time periods, with the “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” being published in 1886 and “The Book of Sand” published in 1975. During the time period in which “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was published, the world was going through a second industrial revolution. This time was also known as the Gilded Age, which was from 1874 through 1907. Since “The Book of Sand” was published in 1975, but translated from Spanish, the time period had a much more “modern” type of writing. Even though these novels were published around different time periods, they both have similarities and differences. One of the similarities “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” shared with “The Book of Sand,” is that their stories both revolved around a “monster,” but told in a different kind of context. For example, the narrator of “The Book of Sand” originally became attached to the book, but eventually noticed that the “Book” was ‘eating him alive,’ which ultimately led him to dispose of the book at a library. In the “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Dr. Jekyll originally welcomed Mr. Hyde with open arms, even putting Mr. Hyde as his beneficiary on his will if Dr. Jekyll passes away. Little did Dr. Jekyll know that he would soon be…show more content…
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was published, America was going through its Gilded Age, which was a time where Blacks were fighting for civil rights and equality. Literature has also started becoming more “realistic” compared to the Romanticism era during early 1800s. During this time period, writers were writing more about the middle class and regular people, and less about people of the upper class. “The Book of Sand” had a similar ‘realism’ style of writing, with the narrator being able to give up so much for so little, simply because he wanted the book rather than needing
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