Thursday, February 14, 2019

Comparing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Mary Reilly, and Dr. Jekyl

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Mary Reilly, and Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde Robert Louis Stevensons short novel, The rummy Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has spawned galore(postnominal) retellings of Dr. Jekylls tale, as well as variations on the theme. The Jekyll and Hyde conceit is one that lends itself to numerous different forms of literature, such as motion pictures and sequential art. Sometimes liberties be taken in reinterpretations of Mr. Hyde from the original text. This can be distinguished in two recent works, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a comic disc miniseries by Alan Moore and Kevin ONeill, and Mary Reilly, a film by Stephen Frears. The appearance of Mr. Hyde has eer tended towards the stereotypical whiskery man. In fact, the transformation of Jekyll into Hyde in movies seem ilk werewolf transformations. This comes from the frequent mention of Hydes hands as be of a dusky pallor and thickly shaded with a swart growth of hair (82). Although Hydes face is never described as hairy, it tends to be a limpid assumption that if the hands are hairy, then the face may be as well. Jekylls own appearance is described by his lawyer, Utterson, as being a smooth-faced man of fifty (44) and Hyde, for all intents and purposes, is the opposite of Jekyll. The hairiness of Hyde is maintained in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Hyde is drawn as a dark brown man with coarse hair all all over his arms and chest, whereas Jekyll is a sm... features are in common. Robert Louis Stevenson, in writing The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde touched upon an universal theme that many others would return to in the years after Stevensons novel was published. Return to Writing Stuff whole kit CITED Mary Reilly. Dir. Stephen Frears. Perf. Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. Columbia/TriStar, 1996. Moore, Alan, and Kevin ONeill. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol . One. reprints 1-6 and Bumper Compendiums 2nd Print. La Jolla, California Americas Best Comics, 2000. Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Ed. Martin A. Danahay. Orchard Park Broadview literary Texts, 2000.

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