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How Hyde sees Jekyll by QuincySoulz How Hyde sees Jekyll by QuincySoulz
You've heard of the Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde story right? The story about a doctor who transformed himself into a monster when he discovered the evil side of man of mankind? Yes, that one. But did you ever think that Hyde isn't the only bad guy in the story? Jekyll himself might've always been the monster. I wrote a few paragraphs from Hyde's point of view in the situation. See if it makes you question the good doctor's motives.

He brought me to life, and in doing so condemned me to a life of rejection. I feel the same horrible pain everytime he brings me back. He drinks the potion, and all of his repressed anger becomes my drive, my life. And I don't know what to do with it all, but I can always see him in the back of my head, waiting to see what I'll do.

He watches in fascination as I move, as I interact with those around. And during it all he's almost... proud of me. Amazed with how I don't hold back, I say what he would have wanted to say, and he's shocked but thrilled with everything that ensues. The fights, the chases from the angry men, he loves all of it. He gets high off of it when he watches from the inside of our head. And I feel happy to know he likes it.

But then he comes back, and suppresses me to the darkness of his mind. My little home in his subconscious where I have to deal with his darker thoughts. When he becomes Jekyll again he knows what I've done. He was there, and he becomes disgusted with me. He hates me. I don't understand! When I was in control he loved all of it! But the moment I go away he suddenly thinks that I'm a monster! And that wasn't the only time he did it either. 

Anytime that I was brought back for his own selfish desires, I was hated by everyone. Including him! And I despise him! But he can't die or I will too, and I refuse to go away just because he wants me to. But I'm terrified that he'll end it for us. I don't want to die, but at the same time I don't want to live for his selfish purposes. I want to live for myself! But as long as I exist, I'll just be part of Henry Jekyll.



I really hoped you liked it! The picture and the little story. ^^ If you liked it please comment and fave this. I'd appreciate it to the core of my soul! Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde belong to Robert Louis Stevenson, but I own the art and the little story I wrote in here.
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TurquoiseThought Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2018  Hobbyist
This little piece of art and those paragraphs you wrote are really fascinating! It's very true indeed that Jekyll in the book is not any kind of an angel. In fact, what I've heard is that when Stevenson had writen the original manuscipt, his wife said that it was missing something because Jekyll was bad from the begining and the tansformation only chanced the appearence. Due to this Stevenson threw the original manuscipt to the fire and went back upstairs and wrote the final vesion in three days. (And yet, Bulgakov wrote in the Master and Margarita: "manuscipts don't burn." -_-) I have the a feeling that even after this massive re-writing Jekyll still has some of "the first Jekyll's" evilnes in his character left. I really don't see the book Jekyll as a traditional good guy (but I also don't think that he's a villain) due the fact that he did continue taking the potion after realizing how evil and dangerous Hyde was. And this even wasn't because he needed to study more, but because he wanted to enjoy the pleasures that Hyde was seeking, if I recall right. But in the same time Jekyll is neither a bad guy because in the end he did want to create something good and help mankind. Things simbly got out of his control when he wasn't able to fully control himself.

And now about Hyde. This new perspective to the book's story shows how Jekyll is in a certain way misteading Hyde. Jekyll uses Hyde's instict of seeking pleasure and doing evil to achive his own goal. Yet, all he does is curse Hyde because of his animalistic behavior even though Jekyll knows what Hyde is capable of when he is let out. Hyde does waht Jekyll wants to do (or this is the case in the early days of J&H duality, I've always been thinking that at first, Hyde was just Jekyll in Hyde's body but slowly Hyde started to develope his own personality and came aware of himself) yet still he is just a mask to Jekyll and a test subject. Though in the same time Hyde also uses Jekyll to hide from the public so that he wouldn't have to deal with the consequences of his actions (taking the child tampling in the first chapter as an excample). But in the same time, Hyde doesn't care about Jekyll (or well, Jekyll says so in the book but in the same time we never hear it from Hyde) and they both start to hate each others for diferent reasons (one could be Hyde's frustation to the way Jekyll threats him) so meaby that explains why Jekyll does threat Hyde that way. It might also be that Jekyll is actually being angry to himself because he knows that he also wanted (at leat a little part of him) to do the things Hyde did but he channels his self-disgust to Hyde because it's easier to blame somebody else than yourself.

But anyway, I'm getting extreamly analytical again. Amazing piece! :happybounce: 
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Broken-Minded-Fool Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh nuu hyde *cris*
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OlmoJV Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
How fascinating. Only moments ago I finished reading the novella, and with a fresh opinion about it, I can tell you I see your point: who's the true villain? What was the real point for the respectable scientist to create his potion? Are Jekyll and Hyde truly separate personas? My take is that if Hyde is truly his own persona, then his malice comes from his childlike mind. He hasn't existed as long as Jekyll has, and he hasn't had enough time to develop beyond a ''Psychopathic Manchild'' (a TvTropes concept). If anything, he wants to live and do whatever he wants to, like any child would want to. Jekyll has no such excuse. 
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soxnanhn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
This is an interesting take on these two. Although, after reading the book, I can see this being true.
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miceaholic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought the original Jekyll was actually a jerk. I like your version of Hyde's side.
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QuincySoulz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! I don't necessarily think that Jekyll's a jerk though. They just greatly misunderstand each other's intent in my opinion.
This would be Hyde's perspective, which makes me sad to see that we rarely get to see his view on things in the re-tellings of the tale.
We always see how Jekyll is affected by Hyde, but never how Hyde is impacted by Jekyll.
I strongly believe that Hyde has a lot more depth than just being a crazed killer, you know what I mean?
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miceaholic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
If you were basically made of all the emotions your other half kept in you'd be cranky too
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QuincySoulz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly!! Ah, that's awesome! I haven't been able to talk to somebody who knows about Jekyll and Hyde in a while. Thank you!
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miceaholic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Sadly I don't know the whole book, but I have done a little research,and talked to an author on fanfiction that knows ALOT. I'm hoping someday they rewrite the book in American English so I can understand it better . But right now all the movies and books make them out to be Jekyll is an innocent perfect person and Hyde's pure evil, and that bugs me.
I like that Jackson Jekyll isn't the perfect good guy (he made a stake joke to Dracula) and Holt isn't all bad he's just got way too much energy and doesn't think things all the way thru.
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QuincySoulz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I hear you, and tbh the best part of the book (in my harsh opinion) was the end of the book, when Jekyll writes a letter explaining it all.
This is because it's told from the guy that all the exciting stuff happens too, not his somewhat stalker friend Utterson.
It would've made for a much more exciting book if it was told from Jekyll and Hyde's perspective.
I was expecting it to be that way in the first place, so I guess it did leave me disappointed in the end of it.
But the book is worth reading just to see what all of the re-tellings are based on. 

Jackson and Holt aren't my least favourite versions, in fact, I love the uniqueness of how they only transform if it's triggered by music. It's the sort of cool idea I wish I could've come up with. But the truth is that Jackson and Holt both annoy me from the webisodes I saw online with them. Maybe it's their voices, maybe it's the way they're lips are drawn. Honestly, I don't know why, but I find them both annoying in the official material. But I can easily imagine there being some fan comics or stories that I'd love more than the official stuff. The whole music trigger could make for some funny fan stories. But I just remember it being super irritating the last time I watched them.

Personally my favourite versions of Jekyll and Hyde are the ones where Hyde is more like an uncooperative and angry child. It usually can make for an interesting father son dynamic where Hyde acts out against Jekyll for trying to control and repress Hyde and on top of that makes Hyde deal with all his emotional issues that then become Hyde's. But Jekyll just sees the damage, and doesn't understand why Hyde does the things he does. Jekyll then tries to keep him locked away so Hyde can't kill anymore people, not seeing that it's because him that Hyde kills but instead just sees Hyde as pure evil.

I like this dynamic because in the end nobody's truly the bad guy or the evil one. They just misunderstand each other's motivations and draw conclusions that lead them to more misery and heartache. 
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miceaholic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
You should definitely read the fanfictions. one I recommend is" The Misfit"
Yeah their webisode personalities can be annoying but I like the stories people come up with to give them more depth.
I've got to read the book.
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