In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson shows the civilizing influence as well the restricting and debilitating effects of society. The benefits of society can be seen in the compassion shown to the little girl trampled by Hyde and the social outrage and response to the murder of Carew. The negative effects of society can be seen in the repressed and restricted behaviours of Mr. Enfield and Mr. Utterson and the duplicity shown by Dr. Jekyll, a member of elite society who is a reputed social benefactor. identify the positive aspects of being alone that are lost when in a social group, and the positive aspects of being in a social group that are lost when they are alone.
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Answered by Aslan
This is an interesting question but much too involved for this short-answer space.