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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

What are some quotes about the physical decription of Dr. Jekyll in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

In the chapter of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde titled “Dr. Jekyll Was Quite at Ease,” the story’s anonymous narrator offers a brief physical description of...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2015 1:24 am UTC

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Why did Mr. Hyde murder Sir Danvers Carew in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Mr. Hyde is driven solely by the sadism of his nature in the murder of Sir Danvers Carew. It is not until Chapter 10 of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that the reader learns the cause...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2017 1:06 pm UTC

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Compare and contrast Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person broken into two men: Dr. Jekyll represents the socialized, restrained, morally informed ego and superego, while Mr. Hyde represents the primitive,...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020 1:52 pm UTC

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What happens to Hyde after Jekyll dies in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Mr. Hyde is the dark side of Dr. Jekyll; he is part of the same man, and the two share a body. In death, then, only one body is found. The darker side of Dr. Jekyll eventually takes over and the...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2017 1:31 pm UTC

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What is a good thesis statement involving good and evil from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert...

A good thesis statement about good and evil from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is that good and evil are not distinct from each other but are intertwined and defined by each other....

Latest answer posted November 24, 2016 3:53 am UTC

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What is the moral message in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson?

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is a complex and interesting work that addresses the dilemmas posed by advanced scientific technology. It does not have a...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 12:17 pm UTC

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What is the story of Cain and Abel, and how does it relate to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by R.L. Stevenson?

The story of Cain and Abel is told in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. In Genesis 4, Adam and Eve, the first humans, after being expelled from the garden of Eden, bear two sons, an older son...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2018 11:49 am UTC

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What is the conflict in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde features both internal and external conflicts. The central thematic conflict is internal: Jekyll versus his own animalistic, evil impulses which are...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2020 9:45 pm UTC

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How does Dr. Jekyll conclude that "man is not truly one, but truly two"?  

In chapter 10 of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the central topic of human duality is partially discussed as Jekyll says the phrase “man is not truly one, but truly two,” At...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2015 11:20 pm UTC

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Who is the narrator of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

The novel is told in third-person omniscient narration, though events are often seen from the point of view of Mr. Utterson. We know the narration is omniscient because from time to time the...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2019 1:21 am UTC

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Pede Claudo

"Pede Claudo" is an abbreviated reference to the Latin phrase "pede poena claudo" which translates to "punishment comes limping." This can be attributed to Quintus Horatius Flaccus (or more simply,...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2016 6:14 am UTC

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At one point in the novel, Hyde is described as a “troglodyte.” To what does this term refer? What was its...

In the section of the novella entitled "Search for Mr. Hyde," Mr. Utterson meets Mr. Hyde late at night as he is letting himself into Jekyll's home. After Hyde goes in, Utterson walks away thinking...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2018 1:48 am UTC

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In chapter 3, what does "hide-bound pedant" mean?

In chapter 3 of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde we find Dr. Jekyll giving one of his well-known society dinners where the cream of the crop is always invited. Utterson was there as...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2015 12:20 am UTC

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Why do you think Stevenson chose to tell the story from Utterson's point of view rather than using Jekyll and Hyde...

Utterson is a respectable Victorian gentleman. In fact, he's the very epitome of Victorian respectability. He's just the kind of man that people would instinctively trust, despite the fact that...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 6:40 am UTC

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How does Stevenson present Mr. Hyde?

Stevenson first presents the character of Mr. Hyde through the conversation between Mr. Enfield, a man who has actually seen Hyde, and his relative, Mr. Utterson. Enfield describes a scene he once...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2016 2:38 pm UTC

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In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, what is the relationship between Mr. Utterson and Mr. Enfield like?...

Enfield and Utterson are distant relations who share a similarity of temperament, suggesting that their temperament are a long established family trait owned by many predecessors. This is important...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2010 12:18 am UTC

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What are the internal and external conflicts of Dr. Jekyll in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Stevenson?

At one of his dinner parties, Dr. Jekyll is confronted by a concerned Mr. Utterson regarding his will and the character of Mr. Hyde. When Utterson states that he's heard "abominable" things about...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2018 10:20 pm UTC

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Compare and contrast Dr. Jekyll and Dr. Lanyon from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Dr. Lanyon is one of the oldest friends in Dr. Jekyll's circle. Some of the similarities that both characters share include the fact that they are both medical doctors who are highly respected in...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2020 8:34 pm UTC

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What story does Enfield tell when he and Utterson pass the door? What does hearing the story cause Utterson to do?

Mr. Enfield tells Mr. Utterson about being on the streets late one evening and seeing a strange man trample a little girl. The strange man just kept going, but Mr. Enfield caught up with him and...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2009 12:01 am UTC

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How does Stevenson use London to explore his theme of duality in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Stevenson uses London to explore his theme of duality by showing the stark contrasts of the city as parallels to the contrasts of the person who embodies both Jekyll and Hyde. London can seem like...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2020 1:26 pm UTC

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How does Dr. Jekyll's behavior change after Mr. Hyde's disappearance? Why does Mr. Utterson go to see Dr. Lanyon?  

When it seems that the abominable Mr. Hyde has disappeared, Dr. Jekyll feels able to venture into society once more. No longer shut away in his laboratory, he can visit the many friends and...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2018 11:52 am UTC

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Why is Utterson concerned for Dr. Jekyll after reading his will?

Mr. Utterson is concerned after reading Dr. Jekyll's will because his friend is leaving everything to Mr. Hyde, a man Mr. Utterson has never heard of or met. This in itself is strange, because Mr....

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019 8:57 pm UTC

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Describe the pun "If he be Mr. Hyde", he had thought, "I shall be Mr. Seek."

In chapter 2 ofThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydewe witness how Mr. Utterson, who is Dr. Jekyll's lawyer, begins to make slight connections of the possible relationship between the man...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2012 8:53 pm UTC

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Please explain the fear and chaos that takes place in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr....

In Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, fear and chaos support the theme of good vs. evil. The fear comes from the horrific actions of Dr. Jekyll's alter ego, Mr....

Latest answer posted April 17, 2012 5:51 pm UTC

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Describe the character of Mr Hyde in chapters 1–3 of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

We first learn of Mr. Hyde as Mr. Utterson, Dr. Jekyll's lawyer, walks with his cousin, Mr. Enfield, through the streets of London. Mr. Enfield tells the story of a man who "ran over" a running...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2019 2:55 pm UTC

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How does Dr. Jekyll explain the fact that Mr. Hyde was much "smaller, slighter and younger" than himself? From the...

I am assuming you want to know why is is that Hyde is so much smaller, slighter, and younger than Henry Jeckyll? There are some interpretations. Victorian times were so stuck up and stuffy that...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2010 11:20 pm UTC

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When they finally meet, what is Utterson's reaction to Hyde?

Spotting Mr. Hyde down the street, walking toward him, Mr. Utterson felt that the man "went somehow strongly against [his] inclination"; in other words, Hyde inspires a dislike in others even from...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2018 2:43 pm UTC

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Explain one characteristic of a Gothic setting present in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Marshall Tymn, a well-known editor and scholar of the science fiction and fantasy genre, once said that the setting in Gothic works "possesses the occupants or holds them in bondage." In the case...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2020 1:11 pm UTC

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What is the reader's first view of Jekyll's laboratory? What are the descriptive details in this part of Chapter 1?

We are first taken into the laboratory in chapter 5. It is described as being in a building separate from the main house. To get to it, one must go through the kitchens in the basement of the house...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2017 1:00 am UTC

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What is the character analysis for Sir Danvers Carew in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Though the reader never actually meets the murder victim, identified as Sir Danvers Carew, his characterization is significant to the analysis of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2018 5:40 pm UTC

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How does Stevenson create mystery and suspense in chapters three and four of Jekyll and Hyde?

Stevenson’s use of contrast heightens the tension in the already mysterious tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Unsure of their relationship, Utterson seeks to ask Jekyll about it out of friendly...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018 2:07 pm UTC

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In the first part of the novel, Dr. Jekyll is in control of Mr. Hyde. However, Mr. Hyde gains control of Dr. Jekyll...

Dr. Jekyll's transformation has a chemical aspect, in that he develops and drinks a potion that removes his moral inhibitions. However, the reader cannot be sure if it is the potion itself, or...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2019 2:14 am UTC

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How can fog be used as a symbolic theme in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

One of the most prominent themes in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is what critic Irving S. Saposnik calls the "contrasts between exterior modes and interior realities." The meaning of...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2010 12:04 am UTC

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In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, why did Mr. Hyde run over the girl?

Mr. Hyde is supposed to be completely evil. He goes out on the town to enjoy himself by reveling in activities which are supposedly immoral, wicked, and criminal. Dr.Jekyll presumably enjoys all...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2012 12:46 pm UTC

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In "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", who is the antagonist and the protagonist?

I think it could be argued that it is Mr. Utterson who is the protagonist of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Even by using the word "case" in the title, Stevenson suggests that this...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2012 11:45 am UTC

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How does Mr. Enfield describe Mr. Hyde in the first chapter of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?  

In the frightening gothic novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, the author first introduces the evil Mr. Hyde indirectly while two characters named Mr....

Latest answer posted April 11, 2020 2:15 am UTC

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How is Hyde presented as evil in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Mr. Hyde is presented as evil via a great deal of indirect characterization. Mr. Enfield, for example, describes the way Hyde "'trampled calmly over [a] child's body and left her screaming on the...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2019 5:23 pm UTC

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What does it mean that Mr. Utterson says he inclines to Cain's heresy in his dealings with others?

Although The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is best known for its protagonist, the doctor who manages to separate his good and bad natures off from one another by...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2016 10:16 pm UTC

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What two pieces of information does Utterson learn about Hyde’s letter to Jekyll? What is Utterson's reaction?

In Chapter 5 titled "Incident of the Letter," Utterson is given a letter by Dr. Jekyll purportedly from Mr. Hyde, who is wanted for murder and has disappeared. The letter in Hyde's handwriting...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2012 9:16 pm UTC

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How does Stevenson present Dr. Jekyll?

Stevenson presents Dr. Jekyll as a suitably complex character. On the face of it, he's a thoroughly decent man, the very epitome of Victorian respectability. His friends—of whom there are many—...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018 1:07 pm UTC

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What can you tell me about Dr. Jekyll's childhood, education and ambition?

Dr. Jekyll was born into a wealthy family and thus to a "large fortune." He was hard-working and enjoyed and desired the respect of intelligent and good men. He was attracted to and pursued...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2019 12:53 am UTC

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Why do you think that Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

The history about how Stevenson's novel emerged might be as interesting as its premise. One reason Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is because it came to him one night...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015 12:59 pm UTC

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How is Cain and Abel alluded to in the story The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde as a whole?   

Robert Louis Stevenson was brought up in a Scottish Presbyterian household and was steeped in Bible learning from a very early age. His Calvinist upbringing left him in good stead throughout his...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2018 12:58 pm UTC

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What are the similarities between Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Macbeth?

A similarity between Dr. Jekyll and Macbeth is that both these men try their best to keep the evil sides of their characters hidden from other people. Dr. Jekyll presents the persona of a...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2012 10:51 am UTC

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What does Jekyll mean when he says that in the "agonizing womb of consciousness, these polar twins should be...

This statement appears in Dr. Jekyll's written confession that he leaves for Utterson to read after Jekyll's suicide. The confession recounts Dr. Jekyll's personal struggle with the duality of his...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2018 4:47 am UTC

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What is the setting in the Robert Louis Stevenson novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Robert Louis Stevenson's dramatic fable of good and evil, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is set in Victorian London with its protagonist Dr. Henry Jekyll seeming to embody the...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019 7:41 am UTC

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How does Jekyll interpret his relationship to Hyde?

Henry Jekyll is a man who is proud of his upstanding reputation and position in the community, but he struggled with his darker side which presented him with temptations and behaviors that his good...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2009 4:32 am UTC

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How is the relationship between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde important to the theme of duality?

The relationship between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is integral to the theme of duality. When we discover that they are the same person—that is, that Dr. Jekyll transforms into Mr. Hyde—we understand...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2019 1:01 am UTC

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What literary devices, with examples, are in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

There are lots of allusions present in the text. For example, on the first page, Mr. Utterson is quoted as saying, "I incline to Cain's heresy . . . . I let my brother go to the devil in his . . ....

Latest answer posted August 12, 2019 2:20 pm UTC

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Explain how Stevenson introduces the theme of contrast in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Since the concept of duality is very important in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, it is important that Stevenson carefully introduce it. In the beginning, we are treated to a...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2012 6:55 pm UTC

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