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Jekyll and Hyde

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Introduction

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde The Story of the Door Mr Utterson R L Stevenson presents Mr Utterson and a stereotypical lawyer in the Victorian times. He is long and dull looking, with cold mannerisms, "that was never lighted by a smile." However, he lets the audience know quickly that Mr Utterson is not what he seems. He is actually a caring person, who has many friends "yes somehow loveable." His profession is a lawyer, and therefore the audience can assume that he will be a person with a very high moral conscious, one that abides by social and government laws. He is probably reliant on his reputation, alike to most of the Victorian, who thought reputation was extremely important. His appearance is introduced as an unremarkable figure. Long, "dusty" and probably a little old looking. |It doesn't state whether he is good-looking or ugly, therefore we must assume he has a plain exterior. This is included to make the audience think that he isn't arrogant, or shallow. ...read more.

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There are many contradictions about his character, it says that he is a cold person, but lovable at the same time. This is probably to let the audience know early, that in this book people can be more than just one type of person, which is the main theme to the book. He has chosen to present him so early in the book, because throughout he is the backbone of the other characters, although he is not the main character, he is who we read most about, so we need to know his character before we ca go any further into the book. |Otherwise we would have to guess why he does things. M Enfield Mr Enfield in different to his walking companion Mr Utterson, and we find this out with the sentence, 'a well known man about town' which points to him being a frequently party going, and enjoying night life, which greatly contradicts his friend, who keeps himself to himself, and enjoys drinking on his own with his own thoughts and his house. ...read more.

Conclusion

He also says that he didn't ask more questions about the man, because if it looks strange, the less he asks, because he doesn't want to have the burden of other people's problems. Narrative Technique. Mr Enfield, builds up tension with his use of repetition, 'street after street after street' and his language in describing the man is strong and vivid, by comparing him to a juggernaut, it creates a image clearly in the readers mind,. The crowd and he react to the man, in a way usually unknown; he says that he had an unbelievable desire to kill the man, for no reason. That he was so repulsive that he couldn't think of what it was that was so wrong about him. He doesn't mention that the person that made the cheque out was Harry Jekyll, because he doesn't want to think of his friend as being associated with such a bad man. He thinks that it was probably something to do with Harry doing something when he was young, and someone is blackmailing him. Utter son wants to know how the man got into the house that Enfield described as so ugly and mysterious, because they weren't allowed to step into the house. ...read more.

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