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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde This essay is about how R L Stevenson uses the setting in ''Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to emphasise the theme of duality. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written in the nineteenth century. The story was told from the point of view of Utterson, Lanyon and Jekyll himself. Dr. Jekyll was an aging doctor who conducted experiments to change his personality also he invented Mr. Hyde. There were unexplained attacks on Sir Danvers Carew, Hyde was suspected on this attack and therefore disappeared. Hyde was the alter ego of Jekyll. Hyde started to take over Jekyll's body. In the end Jekyll writes a letter and Hyde suicides the letter reveals the truth. Stevenson uses setting to emphasise the theme of duality he shows the good side of London for example ''the shop fronts stood along that thoroughfare of with an air of invitation, like rows of smiling saleswomen''. ...read more.


This idea of contrast is linked to duality because there is two sides' to a man one side that is a superior person and another side that is an inferior person. Furthermore this paragraph is about the contrast between Sir Danvers Carew and Mr. Hyde. Sir Danvers Carew is described as ''pretty manner of politeness.'' This suggests that Sir Danvers Carew is a respectful person. In contrast, Mr. Hyde is presented as ''ill contained impatience and ape-like fury.'' These suggest that Mr. Hyde has quick temper and has abnormal behaviour. This is emphasised by the use of other words such as ''like a madman.'' This also shows his quick temper and the way he can act towards somebody else. I think Stevenson has created a strong contrast between the descriptions of the characters because we can see a huge difference between Sir Danvers Carew and Mr. ...read more.


Hyde and Dr. Jekyll are one. Lastly when Dr. Jekyll confesses all things he has done and how he has become Mr. Hyde, the reader will feel shocked and also will have a better understanding of what has happened. The essay has showed how Stevenson used the theme of duality in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Duality is explored in the setting by Stevenson firstly showing the two sides of London then the two sides of the characters. Also explores the idea of evil and good with a secret potion. That has been made to split the good and evil side of human nature. The behaviour of the character who has used this potion is described as ''animal like.'' The way they have been keeping secrets to themselves without showing their emotions on the outside is a tradition in the Victorian time which is the period this book has been published. Stevenson is trying to show that humans have two sides to them and can't be separated. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ibrahim Kaplan 11c ...read more.

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