This is conveyed when Utterson and Enfield decide to go visit Jekyll, who has decided to close himself off completely, even from his friends and servants. She states that she saw Hyde murder Carew with Jekyll's cane and his feet.
Enfield tells about Hyde, Utterson develops on obsession in knowing more about the mysterious dark character. Utterson and Poole break into the laboratory, where they find Hyde wearing Jekyll's clothes and apparently dead from suicide. The huge importance of the different physicality of Jekyll and Hyde is illustrative to the completely different characters and the way they are as humans.
He develops a serum in an attempt to mask this hidden evil. But Jekyll's transformed personality, Hyde, was effectively a sociopath — evil, self-indulgent, and utterly uncaring to anyone but himself. Jekyll we know to be completely physically contrasting and this is important as it plays with the social historical context.
He is the person who mentions to Utterson the actual personality of Jekyll's friend, Hyde. In all of us there is a seed of evil. This novel also explores the idea of atavism which was big at the time; this is the idea of a person being an evolutionary throwback.
For two months, Jekyll reverts to his former sociable manner, but in early January, he starts refusing visitors. One night, however, the urge gripped him too strongly, and after the transformation he immediately rushed out and violently killed Carew.
Poole[ edit ] Poole is Jekyll's butler who has lived with him for many years. Jekyll was intent on separating the two sides he talks about, so that he does not have to feel shame in being a bad person. Since Hyde represents the evil or perverse side of Jekyll, and since Jekyll does, vicariously, enjoy the degradations which Hyde commits, Hyde gradually begins to take the ascendancy over the good Dr.
Jekyll from renewed stocks failed to produce the transformation. He wrote to Lanyon in Jekyll's handasking his friend to retrieve the contents of a cabinet in his laboratory and to meet him at midnight at Lanyon's home in Cavendish Square.
Meanwhile, Jekyll's involuntary transformations increased in frequency and required ever larger doses of serum to reverse. Poole, visits Utterson and says Jekyll has secluded himself in his laboratory for weeks. Then, in early January, he transformed involuntarily while awake.
Jekyll speculated that the one essential ingredient that made the original potion work a salt must have itself been contaminated.
He says he can be rid of him when he chooses to. He comes to the conclusion that human downfall results from indulging oneself in topics of interest. Lanyon helps Utterson solve the case when he describes the letter given to him by Jekyll and his thoughts and reactions to the transformation.
As a result, they later go and investigate in Jekyll's house, but cannot find him; they later enter a house where Hyde has been living and find the other half of the stick in one of Hyde's rooms. Utterson recognizes the cane as one he had given to Jekyll.
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Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is easily viewed as an allegory about the good and evil that exist in all men, and about our struggle with these two sides of the human personality. In this book, then, the battle between good and evil rages within the individual. Since Hyde represents the evil or perverse side of Jekyll, and since Jekyll does, vicariously, enjoy the degradations which Hyde commits, Hyde gradually begins to take the ascendancy over the good Dr.
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Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. This is shown in the novel as Dr Jekyll creates Mr Hyde so he can discharge his evil desires.
A sense of evil is also created in other ways during the novel. For instance Stevenson uses the setting to achieve an evil mood; this is combined with pathetic fallacy to give the reader a sense of unease.
Considering The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as an Effective Representation of Evil The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, originally published in by Robert Louis Stevenson, arguably remains a popular novella even today because of its representations of evil and themes concerned with evil such as morality.
The Gothic fiction novel “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, written by Robert Louis Stevenson inis a novel about a man torn by the desire to separate the good and evil inside people. The plot beholds a scientist who finds a way to literally separate his good from his evil by drinking a potion.The evil inside people as portrayed in drjekyll and mr hyde