Join Watch the Skies sci-fi book club for a discussion on Zoom of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm.
Dr. Henry Jekyll, fascinated by the dichotomy of good and evil, no longer wants to inhibit his dark side. He concocts a potion to create the alter ego of Mr. Edward Hyde. With the burden of evil placed on Hyde, Jekyll can now take pleasure in his immoral, nefarious fantasies—free of conscience and guilt. It’s when Hyde turns to murder that Jekyll realizes how monstrous his impulses are and how hard they are to suppress. Exploring the nature of shame, repression, desire, and control, Stevenson’s story has so endured that “a Jekyll and Hyde personality” has become part of our lexicon in understanding our own duality.
All are welcome to join these enthusiastic readers of science fiction in their monthly discussions! If you are a new attendee, please contact Joelene at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom login information.