I have finished my fourth book on my classical to-be-read list!!! I’m so proud of myself. Haha. If you haven’t seen my list, check it out here: Classics TBR to see what’s coming! Also, feel free to take a look at my other reviews from the list: The Alchemist, Animal Farm, and Candide.
By: Robert Stevenson
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Mentions of violence, murder, suicide, and death.)
I never realized Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a murder mystery. It was gripping and interesting. I think it would be quite confusing and random at first if you were completely new to the tale.
This story was a bit darker and more gruesome than I thought it would be. The descriptions of Hyde really can make your imagination flow. I don’t think the movies and illustrations could ever do his hideousness justice.
Dr. Jekyll teaches a very good lesson by the end of his sad tale. Humans are duel creatures. We have light and dark inside of us, and those sides work together for the better. Evil is seeking to overtake us and lures us in with false “freedom,” but justice always wins in the end.
Don’t do crazy scientific experiments, kids. Those just don’t work out the way you think they will.