Similarities Between Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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In the novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson it tells a story of two different personalities who represent the good and the evil. Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll seem to be very different but are much the same who have different physical, mental and moral differences. The story is about a man named Dr. Jekyll who is able to create a potion that turns him into his evil ego, Mr. Hyde. Earlier on, Mr. Hyde commits serious and suspicious crimes associated with Dr. Jekyll. This leaves Jekyll’s lawyer, Mr. Utterson very suspicious of his client and tries to get to the bottom of the case. But it’s very difficult for Utterson to complete the case when in fact Mr. Hyde isn’t a real person. The story ends with Dr. Jekyll getting a taste of his own medicine and dying as Mr. Hyde. It made it difficult for people to figure out they were the same person because of their appearances.…show more content…
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are described as total opposites. Dr. Jekyll was described as handsome, calm, and charming where Hyde is portrayed as creepy, disgusting, and unpleasant. As stated in chapter one Mr. Hyde is described as, “ There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why. He must be deformed somewhere; he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although I couldn’t specify the point.” Just by looking at Mr. Hyde people get an uneasy feeling about him where Dr. Jekyll is inviting. As an example in chapter two is described as, “ ...a large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty, with something of a slyish cast perhaps, but every mark of capacity and kindness...” this is completely different from how the author described Mr. Hyde. This technique sets readers up to not be expected when it is revealed they are the same
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