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So everything I am fannish about comes to an end -- both Agent Carter and Penny Dreadful. *sigh* Perhaps, at least, the closed canons (well, I do not give up hope of seeing Peggy again in MCU flashbacks, if not *fingers crossed* another iteration of Agent Carter) will make me feel comfortable with ficcing, not worrying so much about getting Jossed.

For Penny Dreadful, I have IDEAS, mostly centered around Catriona and John Clare -- er, separate ideas, that is -- not sure I see those two characters connecting *at all*. The question is always finding the time, but since there's now almost nothing on tv I care about, I should be watching it a good deal less often. ;-)

But I do have a thought about Henry Jekyll. So one of the frustrations a lot of people had was never seeing Jekyll transform into Hyde -- and then the very last shoutout to inheriting his father's title and becoming Lord Hyde. Maybe it's all the postcolonial studies I did in grad school, but . . . Jekyll is Indian, and by inheriting his English father's title and estate, he becomes part of the system that keeps his people down. He's even enthusiastic about how upper-crust English society will have to accept him now. And that makes him the colonialist oppressor -- that makes him the monster.

No transformation needed -- he has transformed himself.

Date: 2016-06-21 03:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] selenak
Yes, that's what [personal profile] wee_warrior just told me over at my post. It's definitely a refreshing reading of Hyde, and avoids yet another iteration of "Hyde is Jekyll's repressed sexuality".

Date: 2016-06-21 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
I think your analysis of Jekyll/Hyde is correct. It also fits with Vicotracknowleging he has become a monster through his actions.

Date: 2016-06-22 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chelseagirl.livejournal.com
Absolutely. In the end, his creations are the ones who grow the most of all the characters, so it's nice that Victor reaches some kind of personal epiphany as well.

Date: 2016-07-04 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lunabee34.livejournal.com
Jekyll is Indian, and by inheriting his English father's title and estate, he becomes part of the system that keeps his people down. He's even enthusiastic about how upper-crust English society will have to accept him now. And that makes him the colonialist oppressor -- that makes him the monster.

No transformation needed -- he has transformed himself.


This is a fantastic point. I thought Jekyll was handled extremely well. As you say, I didn't need to see him physically transform; he has become the monster.

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