Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


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(1886)



Imagine a scientist who has concocted a potion. With an act of excitement the man tests this potion on himself. With one gulp, he experiences an amazing transformation and thus, a disturbing creature arises. This is a story following the lawyer (Mr. Utterson), who tries to discover who this person is and what the relationship it between them and his friend, Dr. Jekyll. As he looks deeper and deeper into things, Mr. Utterson uncovers something so horrifying, even he can't keep it inside.--Submitted by Nikki3p

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A strange house on a dark street in England tells odd tales of a mysterious figure so vicious and disturbing as to want to trample small children and kill seemingly innocent men. A figure named Hyde. Mr. Utterson, a lawyer, finds this Hyde person connected to his good friend, Dr. Jekyll, through a simple piece of paper. But this connection takes Mr. Utterson down a road he never wanted to walk, leading to the revelation of a terrible secret and exposing the darkest side of man... --Submitted by Anonymous

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Real Life

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Question about the books popularity.

I just finished reading the book and it got me thinking. How did the book reach the huge success it did back then? If I remember correct, the book takes place in Victorian Era, which I believe was about harmony, and everything was idyllic and all. So how did a book with this genre gain so much success?


What are some concepts and values associated with the villain(s) within this book?

Hey guys. I really need help. I have to think of 3. I know one already: How Jekyll is a villain the audience can sympathise with, as he is the good side of Mr Hyde and how he constantly tries to make Hyde vanish. but what else? (the concepts and values related to the role of a villain) thanks!! I really need help! even if you dont think it's correct, I'd still like to hear :)


Jekyll & Hyde Figurative Language HELP

Hiya I need some uses of figurative language quotes in Jekyll & Hyde, such as personification etc Please reply, cuz its being sent to the examiner next week!


Jekyll and Hyde Appropriation/Adaptation

Does anyone know of any good short stories based on Jekyll and Hyde? I would really like an urgent response as it's for a school assignment. I would rather not use another film as one of the two additional texts that i'm using for Jekyll and Hyde is a film.


Jekyll And HYde URGENT HELP PLZZ :D

Im doin a jekyll and hyde essay called Examine the Representation of Evil in Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ I need some pointers in what i need 2 base my paragraphs on.. I need help 2day if possible I'LL BE VERY GRATEFUL TO ANY1 HU HELPS THANK YOU


Please respond ASAP

Hi! I am reading the book and was just wondering what Jekyll Hyde was? And also what his view of man? Thanks so much. IF you can respond asap that would be amazing!!!! thanks! :yawnb:;)


your opinion on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde question

hey, this is really just a simple question but i don't want to get it wrong so yeah. is the genre of the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde gothic ?? if so what would you write about it being gothic ?? if not then what is it or what would you put it under ?? thanks


Murder of Sir Danvers Carew

I'm writing an essay on Dr. Jekyll and am writing a lttle about his relation to hyde. So if mr. Hyde is the evil of Jekyll, in concentrated form, then he IS Jekyll. i looked at sparknotes to see if there is anything i missed, and it said that jekyll was telling hyde what to do, and that all the things that hyde did were jekyll's desires that he would be filled with guilt if he did them himself. so, to my question: Why did jekyll want to kill Sir. Danvers Carew? was this another piece of information that i missed, or was it not covered in the story? not sure if that all made sense:sick: but if anyone gets it, could you help please? ~mackenzie


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