An essay outline for a comparitive essay with the books "Frankenstein" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

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Thesis statement: Both the creature and Mr. Hyde are not fully responsible for their brutal actions, are underestimated by their creators, and are forced to endure harsh consequences in order to protect society from their creators' bad judgment.

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"There were none among the myriads of man that existed who would pity or assist me..." (Shelley 137) .'F' speaking (society prejudice)

"It was but for one minuet that I saw him, but the hair stood upon my head like quills." (Stevenson 43). 'Poole' speaking (society prejudice)

"I learned to recognise the though and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both..." (Stevenson 61).'J' speaking (duality of man is fault)

"Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance."

(Shelley 131).'creature speaking'( created by 'F' in image ,'F' real monster?)

Topic: The two novels represent great social prejudice, especially in relation to human appearance, also within Stevensons' novel the duality of man is acknowledged bluntly and is reason for the conflict in the novel, wherein the duality of man is subtly present in Shelleys' novel, acknowledged with confrontation between the creature and creator, however daintily, this leads to irresponsibility of Mr. Hyde, and the creature.

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" ...I will tell you one thing: the moment I choose, I can be rid of Mr. Hyde. (Stevenson 18). 'J' speaking (death will fix)

" not you fear the...