Jekyll and Hyde

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  • Jekyll and Hyde
    • themes
      • the duality of human nature
        • two sides to every man good and evil cannot be divided
      • science and the unexplained
        • the advance of science in the Victorian times was a source of pride and fear
      • reputation
        • for Victorian gentleman reputation mattered more than anything else
      • rationality
        • basing your world view on facts
      • secrecy and silence
        • throuout the novella secrets are kept closed doors represent hidden secrets repeated reference to silence indicates many things are left unsaid
      • gothic
        • supernatural and frightening events take place in mysterious places
    • characters
      • Dr Henry Jekyll
        • a doctor and experimental scientist that is wealthy and respectable he seeks to separate good from evil in order to live out his sinfully life and not damage his reputation
      • Mr Edward Hyde
        • a small violent and unpleasant looking man the evil side of Dr Jekyll
      • Gabriel Utterson
        • a calm and rotational lawyer and friend of Jekyll he commits to finding the truth about Mr Hyde
      • Dr Hastie Lanyon
        • a respectable doctor and former friend of Jekyll until his experiments became too much for him
      • Richard Enfield
        • a distant relative to Utterson takes Sunday walks with Utterson it is his story of Hyde that begins Utterson search for Hyde
      • Poole
        • Jekyll's butler worked for him 20 years
      • Sir Danvers Carew
        • a distinguished mp who is beaten to death by Hyde
      • Mr Guest
        • Utterson clerk and handwriting expert who discovers the similarity between Jekyll and Hyde handwriting
    • chapters
      • chapter 1 the story of the door
        • Passing a strange-looking door whilst out for a walk, Enfield tells Utterson about an incident involving a man (Hyde) trampling on a young girl.
      • chapter 2 search for Hyde
        • Utterson recognizes Hyde's name form Jekyll's will Hyde gains all Jekyll's possessions. Utterson sees Lanyon who has fallen out with Jekyll. goes to see Jekyll but Poole tells him all servants have been told to obey Hyde.
      • chapter 3 Dr  Jekyll was quite at ease
        • Two weeks later, Utterson goes to a dinner party at Jekyll’s house and tells him about his concerns. Jekyll laughs off his worries but does ask Utterson to protect Hyde if anything happens.
      • chapter 4 the Carew murder case
        • nearly a year later a mp is killed in the street  with a letter to Utterson found on the body. recognizes the weapon is Jekyll's walking  cane.takes police to Hyde house find other half of cane and a burned cheque book
      • chapter 5 incident of the letter
        • Utterson goes to Jekyll’s house and finds him ‘looking deadly sick’. He asks about Hyde but Jekyll shows him a letter that says he won’t be back. Utterson shows the letter to his clerk, Mr Guest, who notices the writing is very similar to Dr Jekyll’s.
      • chapter 6 remarkable incident of the letter
        • Hyde has disappeared and Jekyll seems more happy and sociable until he becomes suddenly reclusive. Utterson visits Dr Lanyon on his death-bed, who hints that Jekyll is the cause of his illness. Utterson writes to Jekyll and receives a reply that suggests he is has fallen ‘under a dark influence’. Lanyon dies and leaves a note for Utterson to open after the death or disappearance of Jekyll. Utterson tries to revisit Jekyll but is told by Poole that he is living in isolation.
      • chapter 7 incident at the window
        • Utterson and Enfield are out for their usual Sunday walk and pass Jekyll’s window, where they see him confined like a prisoner. After a brief chat, suddenly Jekyll’s face has a look of ‘abject terror and despair’ and the window is slammed shut. Shocked, Utterson and Enfield leave.ed
      • chapter 8 the last night
        • Poole visits Utterson and asks him to come to Jekyll’s house. The door to the laboratory is locked and the voice inside sounds like Hyde.Poole says that the voice has been asking for days for a chemical to be brought, but has rejected it each time as it is not pure. They break down the door and find a twitching body with a vial in its hands. There is also a will which leaves everything to Utterson and a package containing Jekyll’s confession and a letter asking Utterson to read Lanyon’s letter.
      • chapter 9 Dr Lanyon's narrative
        • The contents of Lanyon’s letter tells of how he received a letter from Jekyll asking him to collect chemicals, a vial and notebook from Jekyll’s laboratory and give it to a man who would call at midnight. A grotesque man arrives and drinks the potion which transforms him into Jekyll, causing Lanyon to fall ill.
  • chapter 10 Henry Jekyll's full statement of the case
    • Jekyll tells the story of how he turned into Hyde. It began as a scientific investigation into the duality of human nature and an attempt to destroy his ‘darker self'. Eventually, he became addicted to being Hyde, who increasingly took over and destroyed him.


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