Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 3(3), pp. 90-95, March, 2015
The Divergent Path Within and Without: A Psychoanalytic, Neo-Marxist Study of Jekyll and Hyde
Elmira Molaii, Advisors: Dr. Farideh Pourgiv and Dr. Parvin Ghasemi
M.A. Student of English Language and Literature, Shiraz University, Iran.
Corresponding authorís email address: email@example.com.
Accepted 22 March 2015
Stevensonís highly acknowledged novel has been analyzed more often than
not as a binary dichotomy of good and evil pointing toward condemnation
of Hyde as the inferior double to be cast aside one way or another. To
the contrary, herein, Hyde is granted more attention as the repressed
voice of the self which is curbed either by internalization of the
restrictive forces or by direct and more conscious exterior forces of
the law. To this end, the present paper deals with the cause of this
duality characteristic of Dr. Jekyll as a serious trauma which arises
mainly out of paucity of balance and harmony between the fighting poles
involved, and by adopting the theories of Sigmund Freud, Jacque Lacan
and Louis Althusser, based on psychological and ideological
circumstances, argues that Hyde is evidently the revolution of the self
against the Other.
Cite This Article As: Molaii E, Pourgiv F, Ghasemi P (2015). The Divergent Path Within and Without: A Psychoanalytic, Neo-Marxist Study of Jekyll and Hyde. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 3(3): 90-95