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How Does Robert Louis Stevenson Build Suspense And Tension In the story.

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How Does Robert Louis Stevenson Build The Suspense And Tension In the story. After thoroughly examining the question at hand. I have understood that I should comment on at least three episodes of the novel and clearly stress out how the writer built up the suspense and tension of the story. However I am going to look at techniques such as using shot quotations and not being to repetitive. The episodes l am going to be explaining are the incident of the letter, the remarkable incident of Dr Lanyon and the Last Night. In the Incident of the Letter, Stevenson starts of the episode by telling us what Dr Jekyll's house was like through Mr Uttersons eyes. He later starts spicing up his story by describing Dr Jekyll's quarters as the," dingly windowless structure". Stevenson then also goes on to give a mystic filling to the reader by describing the light in Dr Jekyll's theatre as", falling dimly through the fogy copula." Stevenson then went on to put a scary touch to the story by telling us that Dr Jekll was," looking deadly sick", and that he, "held out ...read more.


As the discussion continued a grate deal of mystery is observed when Dr Lanyon could be heard wishing to never see or hear no more of Dr Jekyll. Later in the episode Mr Utterson receives a later from Dr Jekyll. In it Dr Jekyll tells Utterson," never to meet", with him again. Also in the later Dr Jekyll wrote that he was going on his on "dark way "and that he had brought on himself a,"punishment and danger that he could not name", After Dr Lanyon's death Mr utterson. Is described sitting by a," melancholy candle", were he drew out an enveloped letter which bore his name. After opening the letter, he found another enclosure .On it were orders for Mr Utterson not to open the Sealed letter,"until Dr Jekyll had died or disappeared". Later on in the episode Mr utterson is described relieved to be denied admittance into Dr Jekyll's home. Mr Utterson went on to describe Dr Jekyll's house as a," house of voluntary bondage", with an" inscrutable recluse", in which he preferred not to be admitted into. ...read more.


"running away" and also as Mr Utterson and Mr Poole conversed Poole keeps on telling Mr Utterson that it wasn't his master in the cabinet, so both decide to break the door of the cabinet. Stevenson went onto describing that the evening was full of mystery. Stevenson described how the,"scud", in the sky was, "banked over the moon" and also that Stevenson went on to also describing London as, "humming solemnly all around", and that the "stillness", was broken by the "sound moving to and fro the cabinet floor". Before the attack Stevenson put a note of scariness when he described Mr Utterson as "filled with a sudden chill of horror", when he had that Dr Jekyll had been weeping like a lost soul. As MrUtterson and Mr Poole attacked the cabinet door Stevenson used a high degree of tension and scariness to describe the sounds that came out the cabinet which he described as, "dismal screechs", as of mere animal terror". When they finally broke in to the cabinet the body they found there was described as, "sorely contorted and still twitching", and yes it was Mr Hyde's body. ...read more.

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