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DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
The low growl of London
Hence it came about that I concealed my pleasures
Dr Jekyll in his confession
This shows us that Jekyll also followed by the expectations of Victorian gentlemen and how he couldn't contain his inner 'Hyde' from coming out and releasing all his suppressed feelings against society
all human beings are comingled out of good and evil
Dr Jekyll's conclusion
This links to the duality of men and how there are two sides to our lives, one that is usually portrayed in the light and our dark side coming out at night. And how everyone is always made up of good and evil
The moment I choose I can be rid of Hyde
Dr Jekyll talking to Mr Utterson
This quote hints to the reader and Mr Utterson that Jekyll is Mr Hyde.
Dr Jekyll talks as if Hyde is not important to him and that he is a separate person to himself.
Man is not truly one, but truly two
Dr Jekyll's confession
There are 2 parts to everyone no matter who you are, good and evil.
Drinking pleasure with bestial avidity
Dr Jekyll when he is Hyde
Shows that when he is Hyde he does what he wants and doesn't suppress anything. The word 'bestial' reinforces the fact he is animistic and has gone back in evolution
~ Like an animal
~ Keen interest
Mr Hyde was dwarfish...trodlodytic
This gives us our first look at Mr Hyde. Its shows he is small and almost inhuman
He was austere with himself; drank gin when he was alone to mortify his tastes for vintage; and though he enjoyed the theater had not crossed the doors of one for 20 years
Description of Mr Utterson
Shows the reader how typical Victorian gentlemen were very repressive of there actions and how they surpress their wants and desires.
Our first look at the first character
At night under the fogged city moon
Makes it quite sinister and could create a sense of foreboding as the word 'fogged' makes things seem unclear and our vision limited allowing anything to creep up us when we least expect it
Description of Hyde's actions
The use of the phrase 'ape-like fury' shows how animistic Mr Hyde is. There is a ink to Darwin's theory of evolution which had been a talking point when this book was written and how we evolved from apes