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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson's intention in creating the character of Dr. Jekyll was to design him as a foil to the villainous Mr. Hyde, his alter-ego. In order to emphasize the grotesque villainy of the...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2021 10:52 am UTC

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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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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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The Strange Case of 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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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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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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and 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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

"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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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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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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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 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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The Strange Case 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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Karl Marx analyzed the economic and political aspects of many societies, as well as human nature. He asserted that classes in a society divide the population and are inherently unequal. He also...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2020 8:34 pm UTC

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of 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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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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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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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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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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Literally, the quote is describing what London looks like outside the window of Mr. Utterson's home, where he sits by the hearth with his friend Mr. Guest. The passage is saying that the city is...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 2:32 pm UTC

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is indeed very much a book of its time which also has the distinction of contemporary relevance due to its exploration of universal themes. There are...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2019 9:17 am UTC

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll realizes that the human body is more malleable than most people recognize, more like a "mist." He therefore concocts a potion that can rearrange his body so that, as he puts it, the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 9:41 pm UTC

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