Robert Lewis Stevenson studied law at Edinburgh University, but he never practiced as a lawyer.
Like Stevenson, I studied law.
What I have in common with him is trying to understand what is good and what is evil.
Stevenson came to the conclusion that good and evil are inside the human being. Everyone has some good and some evil inside himself. We cannot find a person who is completely good or completely bad.
In his masterpiece Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Stevenson expresses the dual nature of the human being. Good and Evil don’t come from outside, for both of them are innate in every individual.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are just metaphors that symbolize this ambivalence in humans.
By reading this superb book we broaden the horizons of our heart and become more tolerant of others.
Ettore Grillo, author of these books:
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
-Travels of the Mind