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Wild Humans: The Culture/Nature Duality in Marie Darrieussecq's Pig Tales and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Wild Humans: The Culture/Nature Duality in Marie Darrieussecq's Pig Tales and Robert Louis... Patricia Ferrer-Medina Wild Humans e C Th ulture/Nature Duality in Marie Darrieussecq’s Pig Tales and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde i Th s, too, was myself. Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886 Jungian analysis has the virtue of stating for us in a new w ay the problem of the nature and origin of evil. It warns us that, whe n we n fi ally return to Ithaca, we will find evil there too. — Roger Bartra, e Th Artic fi ial Savage, 1799 e Th part-human, part-animal character refers to a semi-bestial being that lives be - tween the human and the natural world. i Th s hybrid creature shares characteristics of two die ff rent realms. Since the character is composed of two die ff rent and con - trasting tendencies, each corresponding to a specic fi disposition and environment, the human/animal character is caught between two personalities. Be it female or male, the character lives a life of negotiation between two worlds drawn in con- i fl ct against each another. e Th Wild Human is a mythological g fi ure that serves as undercurrent for the human/animal characters featured http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Wild Humans: The Culture/Nature Duality in Marie Darrieussecq's Pig Tales and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Comparatist , Volume 31 – May 29, 2007

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University of North Carolina Press
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Abstract

Patricia Ferrer-Medina Wild Humans e C Th ulture/Nature Duality in Marie Darrieussecq’s Pig Tales and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde i Th s, too, was myself. Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886 Jungian analysis has the virtue of stating for us in a new w ay the problem of the nature and origin of evil. It warns us that, whe n we n fi ally return to Ithaca, we will find evil there too. — Roger Bartra, e Th Artic fi ial Savage, 1799 e Th part-human, part-animal character refers to a semi-bestial being that lives be - tween the human and the natural world. i Th s hybrid creature shares characteristics of two die ff rent realms. Since the character is composed of two die ff rent and con - trasting tendencies, each corresponding to a specic fi disposition and environment, the human/animal character is caught between two personalities. Be it female or male, the character lives a life of negotiation between two worlds drawn in con- i fl ct against each another. e Th Wild Human is a mythological g fi ure that serves as undercurrent for the human/animal characters featured

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The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: May 29, 2007

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