Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Movie Vs Book Analysis

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“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, depicts the same storyline, but includes many differences on how the plot evolves in the film versus in the novella. In the first scene of the film you see people crying and moving in slow motion which set’s the mood for the film for the scene. There are many differences that are exemplified in the film then in the novella. In the book Hyde acts more violent to me, whereas in the film his actions are shown as more sexually. An example of this is when in the film Hyde is raping women instead of his brutal violence that is exemplified in the book. Another difference from the film then the novel is that Hyde has a servant boy who get’s involved in Dr. Jekyll’s experiment, in which his key ingredient allows you to change identities. This whole scene that was elaborated in the film was not mentioned at…show more content…
There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why. He must be deformed somewhere; he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although I couldn’t specify the point (Stevenson, 1886, p. 5)
The quotation above is important to the book because the initial description of Hyde given by Enfield is consistently given by others as well. As Hyde is a being of pure evil, he sets others on edge yet his creation is entirely scientific. He is a creature unlike any before and thus others, even one as unassuming as Enfield, are left disturbed by his presence. There is something weird going on and it propels the reader to want to find out more. Overall, there are many differences between the novel and the film of, “ The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” By Robert Louis Stevenson. Sexuality and violence are two ideas that play a big role in the movie and I believe that is why some of Hyde’s crimes are changed to rape, which were exemplified in the
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