the strange case of dr jekyll and mr hyde(《化身博士》英文注释版
Reading Report Name: Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde Author: Robert Louis Stevenson This book was titled "The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde" as its original. It is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson first published in 1886. This novella is about a London lawyer Mr. Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic man Edward Hyde. Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug. A chemical that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise of the sinister Hyde. Transforming himself at will, he roams the streets of fog-bound London as his monstrous alter-ego. It seems he is master of his fate. It seems he is in complete control. But soon he discovers that his double life comes at a hideous price. With the incessant conversion, Dr Jekyll finds himself losing his own prime of life over the hand of Mr Hyde. He begins to overcommit the therapy to help him hold the fate and it only makes him weaker coram the other face in his heart. To defeat his last despair, the proud doctor ends up this disaster in a raging flame. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of the psychopathology of a split personality; in mainstream culture the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" has come to signify wild or polar behaviour. First time reading this book gave me a hard time understanding what was happening in the book. There were lots of things happened and it was not that easy to see the relevance between each other as the author had been trying hard to leave only ambiguous trails. However, this feeling of tasting the desire of discovery binds me to the book. As the story going further, the feeling of freashness slowly faded away, however another thing make me wonder -- as to a human live with the fierce conflict of both good and evil sides, what would be his end. To be exact, what would he do in the continuing story and what would he become in the end of this tragedy. And for once, is this split fo humanity a representation of the nature of human-being, a special case that created by literature or somehing that warns us to look under our shields. For centuries, people are dedicating on erasing the bad side of any form in this world. Henry Jekyll is obviously a successful example in the human society. He is smart, handsome, merciful and well-educated. He is nearly prefection. Though it's said that every prefection has its blemish, this time, it is not the case. When Dr.Jekyll drunk his potion first time and became Mr.Hyde, there were enough time to stop the transforming and get himself under control by using the antidote. And he didn't do anything to stop for he wanted to taste a different power, even if the power is tought to be evil in the human knowledge, to fill a gap in his prefect life. Comparing to the brilliant Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde is ugly, cruel and original wild. The dark Hyde is more like uncivilized human while Jekyll represent the civilized people. Civilization is always the sign of evolution. Then here comes a question: Why the evolved admire the unevolved? Either in old and modern time, this phenomenon seems like a common sight. There has always been crimes come from the best educational system. We can understand crimes that commited by people who are from a lower class or who have psychic trauma in their early age, but how can we explain the ones commited by those who have a wonderful life. Some say that those people are simplely freak and they just have the eagerness to do it. I agree that they have the eagerness, then where this eagerness comes from. In my opinion,maybe they have a lack of the unprefection. We
image a theoretical eternal stabile status to be the end of any evolutionary system and we forget that this status is unstabile itself for it loses its match on the other side of libration. Once a side of the seesaw is lost, the other must go and find the balance at any cost. That is the same thing happened to Dr.Jekyll -- to find the balance of life and to see what it is like. So Mr.Hyde may be used by Dr.Jekyll as the tool to recognize the world and himself, merely, Hyde grabs the chance and gets his control over Dr. Jekyll. To conclude, nothing will be exist alone in this universe and nothing can be. There is a saying that light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong; no matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.