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Title: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
Main Characters : Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Utterson, Dr. Lanyon, Mr. Enfield and Poole.
Description of one of the main characters: Mr. Utterson is a lawyer. He has Dr. Jekyll’s will. He disapproves it. He doesn’t have many friends. His friends are Dr. Jekyll, Dr. Lanyon and Mr. Enfield.
Whom I like and why: I like Dr. Lanyon very much. He is Dr. Jekyll’s best friend. Even when he comes to know about the connection of Mr. Hyde with Henry Jekyll, that they were both the same person, he did not tell everyone.
Whom I dislike and why: I dislike Mr. Hyde. He is the negative side of Dr. Henry Jekyll. He is pure evil. He commits murders. He takes control over his other side, Dr. Jekyll, and totally destroys the respectable Henry Jekyll and becomes the purely evil Edward Hyde. He kills the distinguished MP, Sir Danvers.
Setting/theme of the story: Mr. Utterson, a lawyer, hears about Edward Hyde while speaking to his friend Mr. Enfield. He remembers seeing the name in Henry Jekyll’s will. So, he goes to Jekyll’s house and enquires to Poole, the servant, if he could meet Jekyll. Poole tells Mr. Utterson that Dr. Jekyll has gone out. Accidently Utterson meets a dwarfish man enter Jekyll’s house through the back door. He guesses it might be Edward Hyde. The day after, there is news that Sir. Daverns Canew had been murdered by Edward Hyde, but Hyde is no where to be seen. Utterson meets Dr. Jekyll and talks to him about Hyde but Henry Jekyll refuses to speak about him. Everything gets back to normal until Poole comes running to Utterson, terrified, one day. He tells Utterson about how Dr. Jekyll suddenly doesn’t come out of his cabinet at all and how whenever he talks it isn’t his old master’s voice. Utterson goes to Jekyll’s house and finds out that it is Edward Hyde and not Henry Jekyll inside the cabinet. They break into the cabinet but they find that Edward Hyde had committed suicide. There is a letter from Henry Jekyll and his new will, addressed to Utterson. There is also a change in the will. Before, Jekyll had stated that Edward Hyde would inherit if he, Henry Jekyll, was “absent for 3 months”. He had changed the will and written that Utterson would inherit everything. In the letter to Utterson, Jekyll had described all about himself and his other part- Edward Hyde. That’s when Utterson understands the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde
Part I enjoyed the most: I enjoyed the part when Mr. Utterson reads Dr. Jekyll’s letter and understands his friend's strange case. I also like the part when Utterson’s friend, Mr. Enfield describes Mr. Hyde to Mr. Utterson as an unpleasant dwarfish person.