Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

in analyzing robert louis stevensons dr.jekyll and mr.hyde, do you find in it any hope of redemption? does stevenson suggest any possibilty of man controlling his sinful urges? if you find hope at the end of the story, in what does it rest?

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I think, in his final letter, Jekyll sees the folly of his experiment and is resigned to his own destruction in order to destroy Hyde. This is a form of redemption. In the struggle between Jekyll and Hyde, Stevenson explores the struggle of the human conscience, between good and evil, noble and despicable. Jekyll, who gives in to his evil impulses becomes a prisoner and victim of his own creation. Thus, Stevenson seems to suggest that a noble, pure life is far better than one of discreet immorality. However, Stevenson also portrays the seemingly purely noble men in the novel, Utterson and Lanyon, as weak. Lanyon dies after the shock of Jekyll's transformation, and Utterson repeatedly refuses to accept the truth or pursue the novel's central mystery. Although apparently critical of both worldviews, Stevenson seems to ultimately claim that the noble life is more admirable, as Utterson lives while Jekyll/Hyde dies.