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Discuss The Ways That Evil Is Portrayed In Stevenson's "The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde".

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Discuss The Ways That Evil Is Portrayed In Stevenson's "The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde"

The "Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" was written in 1885 during the Victorian Era. The book was based in the streets of London, which, at this period in time were a very dangerous place to be in. The city had an eerie dark thick fog that gently whispered through the streets and this was known as the London smog. The cause of the smog was all the factories in London because it had become a very industrial place. The fog helps to provide a mysterious & horrific atmosphere. This type of atmosphere can give a sense of terror to the reader to give an even greater horror in the book. London was the biggest and wealthiest city in the world at this time but although it was the biggest city, at night the streets were empty, lonely and cold. Stevenson used the night-time setting a lot in his novel as it was dangerous to be out at this time. The novel 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' was first published in London in 1886. There was very little

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