Jekyll & Hyde - Theme Secrecy

  • Created by: Noah_S
  • Created on: 18-05-19 14:51
View mindmap
  • Secrecy
    • End
      • "Hence it came about that I concealed my pleasures"
        • Stevenson thought that every Victorian had secret pleasures but weren't allowed it because of Victorian society, using Dr Jekyll as his example.
        • Jekyll had to "conceal" his desires as Victorian society would judge him if he acted upon his wishes.
      • "in a strange place, labouring under a blackness of distress that no fancy can exaggerate"
        • The reader questions why and how Jekyll has got himself into "a strange place" because of the lackluster information Stevenson has given.
    • Beginning
      • "Dr. Jekyll grew pale to the very lips, and there came a blackness about his eyes"
        • Jekyll refuses to discuss Hyde in any capacity, as he is Jekyll's way of doing the things he wants to.
        • Jekyll's behaviour indicates how Stevenson believes that every Victorian had some sort of secret.
      • "He was wild when he was young; a long while ago to be sure; but in the law of God, there is no statute of limitations"
        • Utterson wonders if Jekyll's current behaviour might have something to do with the sins of his youth, acknowledging that Jekyll may have some secret desire.
    • Middle
      • "Succeeded by an expression of such abject terror and despair, as froze the very bloody of the tow gentlemen below."
      • "I have had a shock," he said, "and I shall never recover"
        • Stevenson adds to the mystery with Lanyons' sudden death, as he never says what has caused his sudden change in health.

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all Jekyll & Hyde resources »