I’m doing a project in school about “what you’re at war with”. I chose to be at war with myself and to creatively express this, I’m doing a short comic about Jekyll and Hyde. Now I was wondering if my premise was too dark for grade 11 English. (Keep in mind, this year we’ve read Macbeth, Lord of the Flies, All Quiet on The Western Front, and Catcher in the Rye).
Basically what happens is Jekyll is going insane (like he does in the book), and he becomes schizophrenic and starts ‘seeing’ Hyde. Hyde is basically telling him to do horrible things and Jekyll tries to fight his pull.
In the end, the pain is too much for Jekyll and Poole (his butler) finds him with a bloody knife and cuts on his wrist.
Basically I made a fan-fic comic.
Now is this too dark for my Grade 11 English class? I really don’t want to get in trouble or have to go to the school councillor or anything. I just think this is a fantastic way to express a war of man vs self.