Dualism In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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The description of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde portrays the theme of duality itself. The title Stevenson gives to Jekyll is “Dr”, which gives a impression to readers that Jekyll is an respectable man and is part of an elite society. In the third chapter, Jekyll is described as “an large well-made smooth-faced man of fifty,with something of an stylish cast perhaps, but every mark of capacity and kindness”. Stevenson uses only a few words to unfold Jekyll's personality. The “smooth-faced” creates an notion of unreadable external features, thus creating mystery and foreshadowing his revelation. A sense of foreboding is created when mentioned of a“slyish cast”, where the we are able to see a small glimpse of Jekyll's hidden nature. This description

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