Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Mood Analysis

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The book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a very interesting and complex piece of writing. The story came to it’s author Robert Louis Stevenson in the form of a nightmare. Its is about a man by the name of Dr. Jekyll who after taking a potion turns into an evil version of himself named Mr. Hyde. The book was written during the Victorian Era in London making it a very complex piece of work, with multiple rhetorical devices. Some of these are imagery, diction, and details. In the novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson uses imagery, diction and details to create a grim mood.

In the book Stevenson uses imagery to convey a grim mood. Imagery is an when an author writes and his writing appeals to the five senses, and this book is filled with it. To start of he says, “the morning, black as it was” (114). This conveys a grim mood because it describes the morning as being black, and black is a very dark and grim color. Many more quotes from this book reveal a grim mood. One quote of this sort is, “the bones were audibly shattered” (69). You can almost hear the bones being broken creating a very grim mood. With multiple uses of imagery in the book the reader can get a grim mood from almost any use of it. Stevenson could be talking about anything like a letter or a book and you get a sense of a grim mood like when the book states, “were
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One example of this is, “the maid fainted” (69). The fact that the maid fainted shows that something grim or gruesome made her do so. Some other uses of details include this, “The rosy man had grown pale” (81). This conveys a grim mood because the authors shows that something was done to make the man grow pale who as described by Stevenson as “rosy”. Another detail that shows a grim mood is, “I knew well that I risked death” (113). The word death in this automatically gives it that grim aura. So as you can see, details in the book convey a grim
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