Our understandings of the Victorian era may be incomplete or even stereotypical, but the attitudes of the period concerned moral decay and were fearful of sex, violence, and addiction. How does Stevenson’s theme of good vs. evil (man's morality) reflect/ contradict/have nothing to do with the belief systems of the Victorian period?
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Really Jekyll represents the strict Victorian cultural fear of losing control or indulging in one's dark side. At the same time he represents the attraction to the very same dark side, having been repressed for so long. Sigmund Freud and his whole idea of the "id" was a great novelty around this time. The "id" represents our primal urges. Unconstrained appetites were feared by Victorian English society and Hyde represented an indulgence in such behavior with no remorse. People found this story both scandalous and appealing.