The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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In Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the movie Fight Club there are two characters that reveal the two sides that every human has. There is a "good side" and there is a "bad side." In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll, who believes humans are born with two sides, creates a chemical to separate his "bad side," Mr. Hyde, from his "good side." In Fight Club the narrator, Edward Norton's character, developed a psychological disease, which inadvertently forced out his "bad side," Tyler Durden. Mr. Hyde and Tyler Durden not only have many physical and mental differences, but there also exists many definite similarities as well. Although they both come about from different reasons they share extremely close qualities also and to the point where they almost reflect each other. They both have one common goal and that is to satisfy themselves and no one else.

Where differences are concerned Tyler Durden is good looking and virile whereas Mr. Hyde is hideous and like Satan. Also, Tyler Durden was unknowingly brought about by Jack's psychological disease and it was a chemical that Dr. Jekyll took which brought forth Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll created the chemical in order to separate himself, the "good side," from Mr. Hyde, the "bad side." Tyler Durden was part of Edward Norton's character; he was in his subconscious while Mr. Hyde was conscious.

As far as similarities go both Mr. Hyde and Tyler Durden have no conscience. They do not think about anyone other than themselves. They do consider the consequences of their actions and act only to satisfy them. In Fight Club Tyler Durden states, "It's not until you lose everything that you are free to do anything" (Fight...