Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
We start off with the story of a door in a rough neighborhood that leads to a passageway that leads to Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory. Think of it as a passage between two worlds. Until the end of the story, Jekyll (himself and as Hyde) is the only one who traverses this passage. He’s also the only one walking the fine line between normality and evil. Sounds like a symbol to us.