Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde seem to be the same person with different personalities. A human personality can have many sides such as good and evil. Mr. Hyde represents all that is evil in Dr. Jekyll. Therefore, obvious differences, both mental and physical have to exist between the two characters.
The novella Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson. The book was first published in 1886 in England and it brought lots of success to the author. One thing lots of people get mixed up is the similarities and differences of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
In the novel “ The strange case of Dr. jekyll and Mr.hyde,” by the author Robert Louis Stevenson the two main characters Dr.Jekyll and Mr.hyde have many differences and similarities. Dr.Jekyll, the protagonist, is a respected scientists who goes through trials and tribulations with good and evil. Mr.Hyde, the antagonist, and is the corrupt side of Dr. Jekyll. There are certain aspects of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde’s personality that compare and they also contrast in certain situations. The way that they compare and contrast in terms of mentally, physically, and morally. There are many examples in this book that could compliment the different and relative characteristics that Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde have. The theme duality could be used as an example
The novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, was written revolving around two main characters, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and Mr. Edward Hyde. The story is about a doctor who experiments with ways to liberate his darker side, but the experiment allows that dark side to come out and take over his body. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are clearly two different personalities because of their physical, mental, and moral differences.
In the novel “The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde” there is a theme of good vs evil. Good being Dr. Jekyll and evil Mr Hyde they have the inner fight between themselves, because they are the same person.Robert louis Stevenson uses Diction,imagery,and details to contrast the character of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book about a lawyer, Mr. Utterson, trying to understand the relationship between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Since Mr. Utterson is interviewing people to understand Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde the novel revolves around them. The two characters are completely different which makes them having a trustworthy relationship is strange for Mr. Utterson to comprehend. Like all people, the characters have mental differences, physical, differences, and moral differences.
In the beginning of the story there a lot of physical differences between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They are actually almost depicted as completely opposite people. People in the community look at these two like they are polar opposites. Which they are in the story they have almost nothing in common.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jekyll represents good and Hyde represents evil, Jekyll is tall, handsome, kind, and friendly while Hyde is mean, dwarfish, ugly, and devilish this being because Jekyll has been good for so long, his evil is weak and small. Robert Louis Stevenson uses archetypes and word choice to create a dark, mysterious, silent, and empty mood. There are many things we do in the real world that are similar to the things done in the book, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, we can look at people and think, “that person looks friendly” or “that person looks doesn't look safe” just like in the book, we can use looks, feelings, and colors in the real world to create an impression of that person. There are many physical descriptions used in the book to describe the characters, Jekyll is described tall, handsome, nice, and friendly while Hyde is described as ugly, short, mean, devilish, and scary. This we can all conclude from the descriptions, colors, and how the character acts in the book, just as we do in real
Dr. Jekyll is a honorable man that knows how to act in public and is well mannered. He is a doctor and a good person to be friends with and his personal beliefs are for more liberation and freedom who longs for peace and for more control so to speak. On the other hand Mr. Hyde is a self centered person and can sometimes be damaging to things around him because of his aggressive and violent nature nature. Though they both seem like two completely different people miraculously they are the same person
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. In Victorian society you could be judged as a rapist, murderer, crook or just plainly evil simply by the way you looked. Stevenson played on
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’s appearance wasn’t mentioned much in the readings. He is described as middle-aged, well-groomed, and nice . One quote portray s Dr. Jekyll’s appearance as this, “ A large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty, with something of a s t y l ish cast perhaps, but every mark of capacity and kindness”. Mr. Hyde is described as younger, energetic, and mean. O ne quote identify Mr. Hyde like this, “It sounds nothing to hear, but it was hellish to see. It wasn’t like a man; it was like some damned Juggernaut. . . He was perfectly cool and made no resistance, but gave me one look, so ugly that it brought out the sweat on me like running.” Two totally different physical appearances in the same
This novel can be interpreted in many different ways; from the duality of human nature to the loss of control of many things, such as loss of judgment and moral control which plays a huge role in this novel. Dr. Jekyll has the power to have two personalities because of this concoction, and he is fully capable of control his evil side but I don’t believe he wants to completely at first. Yes there is a clear difference between the two characters Dr. Jekyll obviously has a better demeanor and doesn’t commit horrid acts when he is playing this person; however, they are one person. (NCBI) This novel is interesting in the fact the main character transformation is clearly depicted Dr. Jekyll is described as this tall handsome, middle-aged, successful man while Mr. Hyde is described as short, fat, angry man who no one liked. Jekyll and Hyde communicate by writing letters or notes to one another which helps predict what is going to happen next when the next
Dr. Jekyll is described as a smooth faced man. A man with good looks and great personality when Mr. Hyde is a total opposite. In the story they describe Mr. Hyde to an animal and a very ugly looking man. The book states," There is something wrong with his appearance, something displeasing, something
Robert Louis Stevenson writes about the duality of human nature in “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. Stevenson use Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde characters to express the belief about human duality by introducing them as two different characters, instead of just one character. He describes Dr. Jekyll as “a large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty (Stevenson 19)”, and Mr. Hyde is “pale, dwarfish (Stevenson 17)”and not human like. The way Stevenson described them as opposites make us think that they are two different people, but throughout the story, he builds up clues to tell us that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person. The story is trying tell us that everybody has a good and evil side of them, and they also
Degeneracy was not just confined to the lower classes, criminals, and other dregs of society, but applicable to the upper class as well. Jekyll was a well renowned doctor, but he still grew impatient of having to be morally upright all the time. He seeks to rid himself of these burdens by releasing his Other self. According to Jekyll's narration, both he and Hyde existed before the discovery of the salt that enabled them to become seperate: "I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both" (Stephenson 49).