Study Guide

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Allusions

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Allusions

Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology

The Bible

  • Cain’s heresy (1.1)
  • Captives of Phillipi (10.8)
  • Babylonian finger on the wall (10.15)

Shakespeare

  • King Lear: "Strip off these lendings and plunge headlong into a sea of liberty" (10.10)