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How does Henry Jekll's full statement of the case resolve the questions raised earlier on in the novella?

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Introduction

How does Henry Jekll's full statement of the case resolve the questions raised earlier on in the novella? In the late Victorian society (1886) new scientific theories have be developed and disputed because the traditional scientists believe that god created man and that nature should not be tampered with. These new theories might have influenced the author R.L Stevenson to write the "the strange case of dr. Jekll and Mr. Hyde". One person that might have influenced him is Charles Darwin who wrote "the origin of the species". The novella is about the "duality of man" because in the story it mentions " that man is not truly one but truly two". This idea is explained throughout the story and so is the idea good and evil. It explores human nature through the good Dr. Jekll who shows the respectable side of humanity and MR. Hyde is the "pure evil" side of man. At the start of the chapter, Dr. Henry Jekll is projected into the readers mid as a well-dressed and groomed, professional and respected man. ...read more.

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Jekll daydreamed about a way to separate the two sides of men. However even after he concocted the potion it took him a long while before he got the courage to take it. We know this in Jekll's statement; he wrote, "I hesitated long before I put this theory to the test of practice ". He feared the drug because as he says in the text "I knew well that I risked death". This means he doesn't want to risk his life by taking the drug. Eventually "with a strong glow of courage, drank off the potion". After Jekll took the drug he felt "the most pangs succeeded: a grinding in the bones, deadly nausea." this quote describes the pains that Jekll feels when he transforms into Hyde. The very first time Jekll turns into Hyde he feels "younger, lighter, happier in body" the quote explains how much he likes being Hyde at first, because he gets to feel new and indecent sensations whilst he is Hyde. The first thing Jekll notices when he turns into Hyde is that he "was less robust and less than the good ". ...read more.

Conclusion

Ounce he does take the drug he refers to Hyde as a "devil" that "had been long caged, he came out roaring". Later while he was Hyde he kills sir Danvas Carew and he says "with a transport of glee, I mauled the unresisting body, tasting delight from every blow". After Dr. Jekll realised that" Hyde was hence forth impossible". Which means Hyde was impossible to control In this chapter there are not that many comparisons between Dr. Henry Jekll and Mr. Edward Hyde. There is however differences between their actions and reactions. For example the first time Dr. Jekll and Mr. Hyde he noticed that Hyde was shorter than Jekll but later on he notices that Hyde starts to grow as he becomes more and more evil. In conclusion I think that this chapter basically explains, in small detail what happened in the rest of the novella and most importantly it is in Dr. Jekll's perspective which means that we the readers get the full picture because the others E.g. Mr. Utterson , sir Danvas Carew (pre-deceased) and others don't know what the connection is between the well respected Dr. Jekll and the low life Mr. Hyde ...read more.

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