I hope you all enjoyed The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Here are some questions you might want to consider thinking about now that you have completed this captivating read. Feel free to add your own questions and food for thought in the annotations as well.
- Will the evil present in our human nature always overcome our virtue?
- Should the concept ‘the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few’ apply to scientific research? Why or why not?
- Does Jekyll’s desire to find a way to separate good from evil stem from arrogance and pride or from the wish to help people and the greater good? Why do you think so?
- Does the fact that nobody can describe why Hyde is so unappealing to the eye and frightful mean anything? Can you come up with a reason as to why changing from the good Dr. Jekyll to the evil Mr. Hyde would also affect their physical appearance?
- Who is the real culprit in this story? Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?