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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde lived in the Victorian Era.
Christianity was a large part of the era. Many people challenged the idea. This includes a guy named Charles Darwin. Dr. Jekyll started to become a strong believer in Christianity. In the book it states "he was now no less distinguished for religion."
Queen Victoria ruled during this time.
Science and technology thrived during this time period.
"I hesitated long before I put this theory to the test of practice. I knew well that I risked death; for any drug that so potently controlled and shook the very fortress of identity, might, by the least scruple of an overdose or at the least inopportunity in the moment of exhibition, utterly blot out that immaterial tabernacle which I looked to it to change. But the temptation of a discovery so singular and profound at last overcame the suggestions of alarm." Dr. Jekyll used science to figure out the formula to bring out he alternate ego Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll says this before he tests his new formula.
Women did not go out of their house very often. In "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" women are never really mentioned. This is probably because women never left their house. The only time they mentioned a woman was when Mr. Hyde trampled over a girl on the street.