Friday, January 18, 2019
Dr. Jekyll and Bride Essay
Among the many works offered during the course of this semester, a hardly a(prenominal) stand out as exceptionally enjoyable and meaningful era some fail to meet this expectation. Thus, my favorite work this semester would be Robert Louis Stevensons The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde while my least favorite is Stephen Cranes The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky. My first point of analysis when it comes to these works is the genre. This contributed greatly to my heavy affection for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.I enjoy the gothic, mystery genre, especially the technique in which several characters narrate the reputation. This diversity in point-of-view gives the reader, myself, various perspectives on which to respect the action. In addition to the genre and technique, I was enthralled by the storys theme. The inner struggle of good and evil is something that is inherent in all people, and physically separating a person into a good half and a bad half is an excellent way to charact erize this dichotomy.I also enjoyed the culminating conclusion that the incarnation of evil can slowly obtrude upon the inclinations towards good in a person. The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky is an example of a more objective style story written about the American west at the turn of the century. The theme of the story focuses on the contain of the western gunslinger era for the more civilized behaviors of the East.The self-consciousness of the bride is observable as she rides the train, but even the clothing of Yellow Skys only holdout, Scratchy Wilson, is a product of New York. The sadness of the bolshie of an era is evident, which, in turn, makes me sad. In addition, while both stories were of a thoughtful nature, the seriousness in Bride is so much more unnecessary. The characters are fishily serious it seemed way out of character as seen by the images of remainder and decay. I understand that this complements the theme, but I did not enjoy it as I did the mystery.