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the srange case of Dr jykyl and Hyde

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THE STRAGE CASE OF Dr. JEKYLL AND MR HYDE. The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most famous examples of literature. The novella focuses on split personalities and use of variety of techniques. It was written by Robert Louis Stevenson, as a short novel. It is about awell-respected lawyer in London who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde. Dr Jekyll an intelligent and well respected man who transforms into the evil man Hyde and murders people. The story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was first published in the late Victorian era (1886) and this was the time when privacy and reputation was vitally important. Also this story is in 'respectable' Victorian London and it has the wealth of Victorian society. It is set in the genre of suspense, mystery and a kind of gothic theme. This novel was written at a time when scientific experiments and knowledge was expanding, including the theory of Charles Darwin. ...read more.

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He is also very self controlling, he drinks gin when he is alone. This tells us that he wanted to handle his money by not drinking expensive wine. His friends were from his own blood perhaps he didn't trusted strange people. The similarity between them was that they both looked very dull and quiet when they were together and they cared a lot about their reputation and their class. Reputation and privacy was vitally important in Victorian era because gossiping and talking behind someone's back was viewed in a very negative way. They thought everything should be kept private in order to have a good reputation and self respect in the society. In this story there are a lot of ways in which describes how important privacy is and it should be kept private. Mr. Enfield and the other bystanders forced Mr. Hyde to pay the girls parents because Mr.Enfield didn't want any trouble. He didn't want people to ask him what he was doing late 3.00am at night because he was a well known man in the town as shown in the text "a well known man about town". ...read more.

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Mr.Hyde who murdered the young girl also cared about his reputation. He wanted the story to be kept private because he was Dr.Jekyll. If people find out that he is Dr.Jekyll then everyone will hate him and loose trust on him. No one will go to him and he will loose his high classed reputation. Mr. Utterson is often described as; lean, long, dusty, dreary and dull person who never talk or spends time with people because he's too shy or perhaps he doesn't want anyone to know more about him. Although he's boring and dull, people like him and they get along with him because he never judge people instead he helps them. He keeps him self away from the things he enjoys .This is because he thinks he will have more respect if he stays in this way. This story Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was about mr utterson trying to find out the strange cases of the murder and mr hyde and how does mr hyde know his best friend dr jekell. ...read more.

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