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Dr. Henry Jekyll is a man with a deeply divided sense of his private self and public self. In his public persona, he is a benefactor, a doctor, a long-time and good friend, and a scholar. In his private persona he yearns for more liberty (defined as freedom from restraint, control, obligation, interference or restriction) to indulge in activities that would bring him reprimands or even public disgrace if his actions were to be known.

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Dr. Henry Jekyll is a man with a deeply divided sense of his private self and public self. In his public persona, he is a benefactor, a doctor, a long-time and good friend, and a scholar. In his private persona he yearns for more liberty (defined as freedom from restraint, control, obligation, interference or restriction) to indulge in activities that would bring him reprimands or even public disgrace if his actions were to be known.

Utterson describes him as being about fifty years old; a large, tall man without facial hair ("smooth-faced"). He also says Jekyll is devoted to charities and to his religion.
Mr. Hyde is an individual with only one part to his nature: He is only self-serving and destructive, although there is a contradicting duality consisting of self-serving brutality coupled with self-serving fear. He has unwarranted anger. He is callous and indifferent to such an extent as to be violent in his loathing of the existence of others.

He has no conscience, so he can harm and murder without a pang of feeling or a flash of restraint. He is also imbued with fear of retribution because he fears being executed for the murder he committed so earnestly that he becomes as a weeping child. [This might present a bit of an inexplicable paradox between being brazenly brutal and yet tremblingly fearful if Stevenson had not introduced the duality of viciousness and fear in the incident with the little girl in the street.]

Those who have seen Hyde assert that they feel a deformity to his person or nature though they can't define a physical cause for it. Hyde inspires a raging feeling in people who have to deal with him for any reason. It's a point of debate as to whether Stevenson is suggesting by this reaction that a Hyde-like duality lurks just below the surface of everyone's character or whether he is suggesting that Hyde's inhumanity inspires humanely protective rage in those who possess humanity. The incident with the little girl might suggest the latter (second) suggestion.

Hyde has gnarled hands. He is so small in stature that when the transformation occurs turning Jekyll into Hyde, the clothes on Jekyll's body overwhelm Hyde. His face is unlike Jekyll's in all respects. He walks and acts with a vigorous speed and energy. All in all, Hyde presents a repulsive sight and persona.

Doctors Without Borders


Introduction

Doctors without Borders is a humanitarian organization that brings together professionals in the medical field such as doctors, nurses, midwives and community workers to offer assistance to human beings in areas with crises. Such crises include wars, famine, epidemics and other natural disasters. The organization was founded in 1971 by teams of French doctors that reasoned that everyone regardless of origin, creed, political affiliation or race has a right to access medical attention at any time. The organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Discussion

Doctors without Borders was founded out of the political turmoil that hit the Biafra region of Nigeria that had successfully seceded from Nigeria. The Nigerian military had blockaded this newly independent region depriving the inhabitants of essential supplies such as medicine, food and water. Other relief aid organizations appeared to side with the Nigerian government thereby prompting the French doctors to propose the formation of an aid organization with no religious or political affiliations.

The organization is actively involved in recruiting suitable personnel amongst populations that are at risk for training in key areas in healthcare. Such training ensures that these populations access basic healthcare services such as immunizations for young children, antenatal care for expectant mothers, basic hygiene and diet programs. The access to such services reduces the exposure of the populations to the risk of contracting preventable illnesses thereby reducing fatalities.

The organization works through field missions where its officials make advance visits to areas designated as risky in terms of wars, epidemics, famine or other disasters. The advance teams authenticate the nature of the humanitarian assistance required by the populations of such areas. The organization prioritizes medical assistance to such populations even though they also extend their services to nutrition and hygiene programs such as water purification. Such nutrition and hygiene programs play a notable role in preventing the onset of nutritional deficiency diseases and outbreak of water-borne diseases such as cholera.

Conclusion

The need for humanitarian assistance for populations caught in armed conflicts or natural disasters is one of the primary aspects of demonstrating care and respect for humanity. The organization has been visible in most of the armed conflicts in regions such as Africa, Europe and the Arab world. Their intervention has left an indelible mark amongst such populations through saving millions of lives endangered by the outbreak of these crises. It is, therefore, crucial for individuals and organizations to support the work of this entity through donations and volunteer personnel.