Similarities Between Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson have comparisons and contrasts due to the connection of having more than one personality by cause of good and evil. Both stories relate to each other as to the separtation of good and evil with or without the characters observing.
The Importance of Being Earnest was a satire within the Victorian period that relates to the upper societies and lifestyles. The story shows how social roles affect identity due to the pressure to act accordingly because of the social position one may have. “When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring” (Wilde 1735). Jack finds it challenging to maintain his presence around others considering the fact that people and society expect him to act a certain way. Lady Bracknell is an example of society pressuring it’s people into acting of high class. She would not allow Jack to marry her daughter because
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Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Importance of Being Earnest, their morality is questioned as they continued to live amongst the others in the Victorian period, which portrayed how the upper class lived. Their morals were often questioned by the cause of them being able to continuously switch identities to fulfill their needs from time. Although no one was aware of the identity switches for quiet some time, it showed their lack of self-honesty and how they were willing to fake lives in order to indulge themselves in activities that their society would not approve of. Instead, Dr. Jekyll continuously hides evil from good by switching from his self to Mr. Hyde. He allows science to be a justification of supernatural activities due to the several potions he created instead of sticking to tradition, as Dr. Lanyon did. Although both stories relate, Stevenson shows that evil is stronger than good because it constantly takes