Dr Jekyll And Hyde's Deformity

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Hyde’s physical appearance alongside his violent actions contribute to his notorious reputation. Described as “pale and dwarfish”, he gives the “impression of deformity without any nameable malformation” with his “displeasing smile”, home to a “sort of murderous mixture of timidity and boldness”, speaking with a “husky” and “somewhat broken voice” (B1). Saposnik explains the reason behind Hyde’s metaphorical descriptions: “essentially that is what he is: a metaphor of uncontrolled appetites, an amoral abstraction driven by a compelling will unrestrained by any moral halter. Such a creature is, of necessity, only figuratively describable, for his deformity is moral rather than physical.” (Saposnik) Based on what they see in appearance, members
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