I’ve read quite a few horror tales in my time, and I’ve got a certain fondness for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Lewis Stevenson.
There’s something about man seeking to become his best self, only to unleash his inner demons and desires, that truly fascinates me.
I also like to think that Jekyll is not so innocent. He uses the identity of Hyde as an excuse for his immoral behaviours so not to feel any consequential guilt.
“If it wasn’t me in control, it’s not my fault.”
Jekyll is a truly evil character, and his potion is just a ploy to satiate his needs for violence and chaos.