Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Syndrome
In 1886, Robert Stevenson wrote a book about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde wherein he discussed the quest of Dr. Jekyll to divide the two characters of human so that he can separately define good from evil. No individual during his time supported Dr. Jekyll’s experiment hence he performed the test upon himself, which gave birth to Mr. Hyde, the evil side of Dr. Jekyll.
Mr. Hyde started his revenge to all the people who disheartened Dr. Jekyll. The madness, misery and vengeance were all over. Mr. Hyde is uncontrollable. His wickedness is unstoppable. Dr. Jekyll had so many struggles controlling his evil part, Mr. Hyde.
Male menopause or sometimes referred to as andropause is a condition where a man goes through an unavoidable change in social, interpersonal, psycho-logical and even the spiritual aspect.
Similarity of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Syndrome with Male Menopause
Both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Syndrome and Male Menopause are considered transitional stages of men.
Dr. Jekyll had longings to separate the good identity from the evil one. This may be explained to man’s desire to be completely good or entirely bad which most of the time are dictated by events in human’s life. Men are faced in an intersection where they have to decide the path they need to take – the good or the bad one.
Male menopause, on the other hand, is a shift from first adulthood to second adulthood. It is commonly described as the maturation of men wherein they focused more on the inner self, compared to the previous stage of his life where he is much focused with the outer being.
Differences between Male Menopause and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Syndrome
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome differs with male menopause in terms of the following:
• Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome can happen to men anytime. It knows no age. On the other hand, male menopause usually takes place when a man is about to reach second adulthood, it can emerge as early as thirty-five years old or as late as sixty-five.
• Male menopause is highly associated as a hormonal or chemical change, which may have a positive or negative effect towards the whole being of a man. While Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome is more of a psychological change. Additionally, the triggering factor is primarily environmentally related such as overexposure to vices, influences of friends or misfortunes in life.
Most of the time, the syndrome portrays negative effect unless the evil part has been defeated.
The above mentioned conditions can make or break a man. If Mr. Hyde rules, a man’s life then peace and love will not have a room in his heart. Not only will a man suffer but also his family will significantly be affected. If Dr. Jekyll’s personality will govern then negative emotions may not be felt or even expressed which then can affect both the individual and his significant others. There should be a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the life of a man, so that there will be balance.
Male menopause can break a man if he perceive and acts negatively on the said condition. The condition can help him achieve the man he ought to be if the male species will have a positive attitude towards andropause.