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Commonplace Book Entry 3/4/20: Jekyll and Hyde

Commonplace Book Entry 3/4/20: Jekyll and Hyde

“With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to that truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two” (76). The characters in the novel manifest characteristics of the structural theory of the mind. Mr. Hyde would seem easily recognizable as the id, seeking instant gratification, having an aggressive instinct, and having no moral…

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ENG 420 Commonplace Book Entry 2/26: Discovering Primary Sources

ENG 420 Commonplace Book Entry 2/26: Discovering Primary Sources

I chose to examine the “Eighteenth report of the directors of the Dundee Lunatic Asylum, for the year ending 31st May, 1838.” There are 32 pages included in what I assume to be a small booklet. It is typed and includes many lists and tables as well as information in paragraph format. The document begins by providing an overview of the purpose of the lunatic asylum and the benefits of a new and more humane approach to patient care over…

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