The Idea of Doubles in two of a Yellowish Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and The Peculiar Circumstance of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
both novel Half
of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and the novella The
Strange Circumstance of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson, the thought of РІР‚СљdoublesРІР‚Сњ
emphasizes how imperative it really is to illustrate character types and symbols
in pairs. Adichie provides reader a visualization of a yellowish sun.
The sun symbolizes the struggle of the Nigerian-Biafran war
(1967-1970), a period of turmoil and commotion, where in fact the
self-proclaimed Republic of Biafra fought because of its independence from
Nigeria, but being greater and stronger, Nigeria conveniently refused to
accept this entitlement. In the same way, in Robert StevensonРІР‚в„ўs
Strange Circumstance of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,
the type Dr. Jekyll signifies the struggle between good and
evil within one body.
Dr. Jekyll evolves a potion that transforms him into Mr. Hyde,
which eventually makes a disturbance between himself (Dr. Jekyll)
and his evil alter-ego (Mr. Hyde). In Dr. JekyllРІР‚в„ўs life-war,
Mr. Hyde wins since he includes a more powerful grasp on JekyllРІР‚в„ўs life.
Through AdichieРІР‚в„ўs symbolic doubling and domestic turbulence,
and StevensonРІР‚в„ўs screen of disturbance in the lives of both
Jekyll and Hyde, each writer uses doubles to show how entities
that are pressured to split in two can bring about misery in each set.