Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Throughout his childhood, he suffered chronic health.

A Study of Robert Louis Stevenson’s use of settings, characters and
symbolism in ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’.

Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh,
Scotland throughout his childhood; he suffered chronic health problems
that confined him to bed. He lived in constant fear of death and some
people believe that this was where he got his grim outlook on life
from. The strongest influence during his childhood was that of his
nurse, Allison Cunningham, who often read aloud Pilgrim's Progress and
The Old Testament, his most direct literary influences during
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Not only
did this give it a more chilling feel it fitted in with the social
historical context of the book. The book was written right in the
heart of the industrial revolution so the readers of the book would
probably be starting to move into the city, this made it easier for
the readers to familiarise with the settings and actions in the novel.

When writing the book the graphic detail Stevenson could use was
restricted by the hypocritical society in which he lived.

‘Many ragged children huddled in the doorways, and many women of many
different nationalities passing out.’

Here Stevenson was trying to write about prostitution but if he had
not used a more blunt approach it would surely not have been allowed
to be published. With him being so subtle the reader would be able to
tell what he was talking about and the book would pass the strict
publishing code. The strict rules about what is allowed to be put in a
book are an obvious sign of a hypocritical society. They were trying
to pretend that prostitution and other bad things did not happen in
their streets even though they knew perfectly well that they did.

Stevenson cleverly uses the characters to represent types of people in
society, he uses them to help portrait the central themes of the
novel.

Mr Utterson is a middle-age lawyer, he is someone that all the
characters seem to like and he doesn’t…