Welcome to 2023! On Mondays this year, let’s discuss and have fun with books. No I’m not writing book reviews. But this website is for writers, and writers like books right? So let’s have FUN with books!
Week #46 – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886
Dr Jekyll is a kind, well-respected, and intelligent scientist who experiments with the darker side of science. He drinks a potion and transforms himself into Mr Hyde - his evil alter ego.
Jekyll can be seen as having bipolar disorder, multiple personality disorder, substance abuse, or other mental illness. Or, the story may just represent the good and bad in each human being.
It was made into a film in 1920.
Did you know we have many common English words and phrases which we obtained from books and movies? Here's a few:
Jekyll and Hyde
Go down a rabbit hole
Pound of flesh
To be, or not to be, that is the question
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.
Go ahead, make my day.
May the Force be with you.
Do you commonly use words or phrases from books or movies? Tell us in the comments!