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Authenticity and the Jekyll and Hyde Effect

The concept of good and evil have been explored for as long as we’ve known. The first two humans depicted in the Bible, Adam and Eve, succumb to this dichotomy as Eve plucked the fruit from the forbidden tree of knowledge. Was it really “evil” of Eve to pick the fruit? Well, I’ll leave that up to you to decide. Regardless, she did something she wasn’t supposed to, which is said to be the beginning of sinful human nature, giving rise to the embodiment of good and evil.

The book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde explores the duality of human nature and the inner struggle between good and evil. Sigmund Freud’s work further explores this concept and how our conscious and subconscious mind work to form our decisions. Freud maintained that suppressing evil in an attempt to achieve perfect goodness can result in the development of a Mr. Hy