Dr Jekyll - Jekyll & Hyde


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  • Dr Jekyll - Jekyll and Hyde
    • Middle
      • "the smile was struck out of his face and succeeded by an expression of such abject terror and despair"
        • Hyde has grown in power and can take control over Jekyll without the potion.
      • "the two hands are in may points identical, only differently sloped"
        • Suggests that Jekyll and Hyde are the same person.
        • The different sloping suggests Hyde is left-handed - Victorians believed left-handed people were in league with the devil.
    • Beginning
      • "a large, well-made, smoothed-face man of fifty, with something of a slyish cast perhaps"
        • "well-made" refers to Jekyll's good breeding. He is a man of higher class.
        • "smooth-faced" - Jekyll enjoys a good life and makes him likeable and appealing.
        • "slyish cast" hints at a hidden layer. "cast" is a look and "slyish" suggests that he had a sneaky quality.
      • "he began to go wrong, wrong in the mind"
        • The first time Jekyll is presented as a mad scientist, a classic figure from Gothic Horror.
        • Dr Lanyon suggests that Jekyll is mentally unstable.
    • End
      • "it was Hyde...and Hyde alone, that was guilty"
        • Jekyll accepts no responsibility over his own actions, even though he chose willingly to drink the potion and release Hyde.
      • "tenfold more wicked"
        • Shows Jekyll's selfishness as knowing full well that Hyde was more evil that himself, he still continued to transform into Hyde for his own pleasure.
      • "began to turn towards the monstrous"
        • Jekyll knew that Hyde was getting worse, yet still continued in transforming into Hyde so he didn't return to his "morbid sense of shame"
  • "terror" shows the fear Jekyll felt at suddenly losing control with "despair" showing that he lost hope in reversing this.
    • "the smile was struck out of his face and succeeded by an expression of such abject terror and despair"
      • Hyde has grown in power and can take control over Jekyll without the potion.
  • First clue that Jekyll is not the 'good' character that we think of him.
    • "he began to go wrong, wrong in the mind"
      • The first time Jekyll is presented as a mad scientist, a classic figure from Gothic Horror.
      • Dr Lanyon suggests that Jekyll is mentally unstable.

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