Book Report - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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A. Title of the Book: “ The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” B. Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 -1894) * As a novelist, he is often noted for the powers of invention and depth of psychological insights found in his work; a skill defined by G. K. Chesterton as being able ‘to pick up the right word up on the point of his pen’. * Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. * A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. * Stevenson was born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson at 8 Howard Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, on 13 November 1850 to Margaret Isabella Balfour and Thomas…show more content…
In the end, Mr. Utterson finds out that he is the physical manifestation of the evil alter ego of Dr. Jekyll. Eventually, Mr Hyde grows so strong that Dr Jekyll becomes reliant on the potion to remain he. 4. Dr. Henry Jekyll * He is a well-respected doctor. A good friend of Dr. Lanyon and Mr. Utterson. He was the one who invented a drug or chemical formula that can turn a person into his alter ego. Dr. Jekyll uses his Hyde persona to live a secret life of depravity. He uses the chemical formula after inventing. Dr. Jekyll undergoes extreme changes in his behavior. Mr. Utterson is convinced it has something to do with the mysterious Mr. Hyde, who is the main beneficiary of Dr. Jekyll’s will. 5. Dr. Hastie Lanyon * A hearty, healthy, dapper, red –faced gentleman, with a shock of hair prematurely white, and a boisterous and decided manner. Dr. Jekyll’s old friend, old mates, both at school and college though they have some clashes with some scientific matters. After the murder of Sir Danvers Carew, when Jekyll unexpectedly turns into Mr. Hyde, he sends a desperate letter to Dr. Lanyon requesting materials from his lab. He was the one who witnessed the transformation of Dr. Jekyll. After witnessing, he was totally shocked. His health declined and eventually died. At the second to the last chapter of the book, he left behind a letter addressed to Mr. Utterson, explaining the details of what he saw. 6. Poole * Dr. Jekyll’s elderly
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