2Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 1991
3Robert Louis Stevenson Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850Died December 3, 1894 in VanillaSome other works he did; Treasure Island, Kidnapped,and The Master of Ballatrae
4The story took place in 19th century England SettingThe story took place in 19th century England
5Characters Dr. Henry Jekyll Mr. Edward Hyde Mr. Gabriel Utterson Dr. Hastie LanyonMr. PooleMr. EnfieldMr. GuestSir Danvers Carew
6Plot SummeryThis book is about a man named Dr. Jekyll, who discovers a potion to make him change into another person (Mr. Hyde). When he is changed into this person, he can do whatever he wants without feeling guilty or having a conscience, and without getting caught once he changes back to Dr. Jekyll. The book revolves around a group of people including Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The other friends don’t notice that Jekyll and Hyde is the same person.
7Plot SummeryGradually, when Jekyll turns into Hyde, he becomes addicted to doing wrong and it is harder to transform back into Dr. Jekyll. He also realized that he was having random transformations while he’s sleeping, out of his control. Then after a while he starts getting them while awake, and randomly. He starts running out of the potion to reverse the transformations and is stuck in a bad spot. He has to hide these transformations from his friends, but Lanyon witnesses one of his transformations; which made his health go downhill quickly till his death.
8Plot SummeryOne night, he transforms into Mr. Hyde and gets the urge to do wrong and he goes out and kills Sir Danvers Carew. He was seen from a window by a maid, and then disappears after being seen. A note from Hyde was compared with one from Jekyll and there is a huge similarity in hand writing. To save other people after the transformations are out of his hands, he locks himself in his laboratory and commits suicide.
9Literary Elements Themes The Duality of Human Nature Mr. Hyde's evil acts against innocent peopleThe split of all mankind into good and evilThe importance of ReputationThat no matter what no should know of what really is going on with Dr. Jekyll or his reputation will be ruined. (ex. The suspected blackmail, sheltering of Hyde from the cops)Also entails to the importance of appearances which often hide something underneth.
10Literary Elements The tone of the book is very dark The silence of the book and the sense of terror all aroundThe book was very mysterious and that is what I think gave the book a very ominous tone to it.
11Literary Elements Point of View The point of view in the first chapter is a third person limited because you're hearing how Mr. Enfeild recalled the incident.The point of view changes however to third person omnipotent.
12Quotes"I am painfully situated, Utterson; my position is a very strange--a very strange one. It is one of those affairs that cannot be mended by talking." -Dr. JekyllAn ivory-faced and silvery-haired old woman opened the door. She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent.
13Critical AnalysisDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a interesting book it show the inner struggle in mankind between good and evil. It was also an easy book to follow. I would recommend this book to my friends who like murder and mystery.I thought this was a great book overall and would recommend it to anyone that likes a good mystery story. It was a book that takes a lot of thinking to figure out what is going on in the story. There is a lot of different, but very similar names in the story that make it hard to lay out the plot. I do like how the book gives you subtle clues that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person. The idea of the plot is a very smart idea and overall I would rate it as one of my best reads!
14ReferenceStevenson, Robert. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications Inc., Print.Merrimam, C.D. "Robert Louis Stevenson." The Literature Network. Jalic Inc., Web. 30 Nov <http://www.online-literature.com/stevenson/>.