The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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How does Robert Louis Stevenson create mystery and suspense in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ?

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is full of mystery and suspense, elements which Robert Louis Stevenson creates through the structure, narrative perspective, and language of the text.

The text is structured so that most chapters end with a cliff-hanger. For example, at the end of chapter 1 the reader is left to wonder as to the identity of the mysterious and devilish Mr. Hyde, and at the end of chapter 3, the reader is left to wonder as to the relationship between this Mr. Hyde and the seemingly respectable Dr. Jekyll. The text is also structured so that the events of the final chapters, chapters 9 and 10, occur before the events described in the previous chapters. Chapters 1 to 8 pose a series of...

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