Differences Between Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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There are vast differences between the prose of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the play based upon the same. Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, the play takes many artistic freedoms from the novella’s interpretation. In order for the playwright to create a more palpable character of Mr. Hyde, another persona was created in the presence of a newly fathomed love interest by the name of Elizabeth. By creating Elizabeth, this newly shown side of Hyde nearly lures the audience towards rooting for him, as if to pull the good in him forward so that he may reject the rest of himself. Meanwhile, Dr. Jekyll’s persona is also skewered from the original depiction. Jekyll’s purpose in the original text is to represent the ideal gentleman within
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