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By: Lauren Bitton
"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" important quotations
"He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scare know why. He must be deformed somewhere; he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although I couldn't specify the point. He's an extraordinary looking man, and yet I really can name nothing out of the way."(iBook page 10) This quote is important in the fact that is provides even more description to the 'strange looking man'. During this time period, reputation was highly thought of, which is why it is important to understand that Mr. Hyde does not have a good reputation in town. As a matter of fact, many people fear his from his evil acts and his frightening appearance.
"Satan's signature upon a face, it is on that of your new friend"(iBook page 21) This quote is comparing Mr. Hyde to satan. This helps support the theme of good vs evil by representing Hyde as a well known evil figure.
"a large, well-made, smooth- faced man on fifty, with something of a stylish cast perhaps, but every mark of capacity and kindness- you could see by his looks that he cherished for Mr. Utterson a sincere and warm affection."(iBook page 25) This quote is very essential in understanding Dr. Jekyll's character. He is known to be kind, sincere, and his looks are expressed as very well put together. This description is completely opposite to Mr.Hyde, which represents the "good" in the theme of battling good vs. evil.
"He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change- he seemed to swell...there stood Henry Jekyll!"(iBook page 82) At the end of the novel, the story of Mr. Hyde was revealed. This quote in the book explains the transformation after Dr. Jekyll drank the potion and Mr. Hyde appeared. This part of the novel is essential in understand the plot and how the characters were created.
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Thematic Ideas in "The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde"
Duality of Human Nature- In this novel, the idea of a man not just one but two is expressed. The separation and differences of Jekyll and Hyde represent different personalities a man can express.
Setting himself apart- The fear of Mr. Hyde and his evil personality sets him far apart from the other characters in this story.
Importance of Reputation- The value of gossip during this time period resulting in reputation is shown in this novel. The way Mr. Utterson and Mr. Enfield avoid gossip because it will destroy a reputation is evident. Also, the importance of reputation is also shown through the descriptions of appearance and how that affects the initial impression of a person.