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The play Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is an examination into the dream ofEdward Hyde His dream is a manifestation of a conflict within hispsyche Hydes conflict arises from lack of balance between his psycheand conscious Frieda Fordham who is a member of the Society ofAnalytical Psychology describes Carl Jungs shadow archetype In thisjourney the traveler must first meet with his shadow and learn to livewith this formidable and often terrifying aspect of himself there is nowholeness without a recognition of the opposites Fordham Chap4par37 In order for Hyde to find harmony he must recognize the good andbad aspects of his psyche In his dream Dr Jekyll is the dominatingfigure that controls him The growing repression Hyde feels moves him toreact In addition later in the dream he is able to recognize the goodin himself through Elizabeth Together with the trifold symbolism of DrJekylls walking cane one can observe that Hyde does in fact havesuccess with resolving this conflict of imbalance Hydes dream is aparallel of his journey to regain control over himself from Jekyll andthe act of protecting Elizabeth from him that brings Hyde to recognizethe opposing aspects of himself therefore he can conclude therebalancing between his psyche and consciousBy doing so he is able to recognize his shadow Hydes dream looks intothe lack of control over his free will which Henry possesses Thedevelopment that occurs when Hyde seeks self-control leads to a balancebetween Hydes psyche and consciousness In other words the conflict inhis dream arises from the differences Henry and he have SpecificallyHenry encapsulates the negative aspects of Hydes psyche as well asbeing the dominating figure By regaining control from Henry is able tounify his personality The various dialogue symbols and metaphors inthe play reveal a build-up and release of tension Hydes dream looksinto the conflict of his psyche where he able to discover his shadowUpon recognizing his shadow he can rebalance his Self and consciousnessSelf-Control allows people to make choices that arent
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