Henry Jekyll And Hyde Character Analysis

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Characterization of Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a story about how the doctor Henry Jekyll tries to separate the good and evil parts of himself. Jekyll thinks that a human is a combination of good and evil, which, according to him, can be separated into pure good and pure evil. He tries to do that by creating a potion in his laboratory. The only subject he has to test the potion is himself. Henry Jekyll is a real gentleman. He is always nice and polite to everyone. He helps the less fortunate people and throws parties for his friends. In the story, he is described as a “large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty, with something of a stylish cast.” Jekyll is a man of good education and he is a prominent scientist. Most of his life, Jekyll has tried to suppress all the evil inside of him, and he thinks that it is possible to split up the good and evil parts of a person to create a pure good person and a pure evil person. He becomes very fascinated about the idea and spend a lot of time in his laboratory, trying to make a potion which can mask the evil part of his personality. He ends up with creating a potion which separates the evil part of him into a different physical body, Mr. Edward Hyde. Mr. Hyde is the opposite of Dr. Jekyll. While Jekyll is always good and nice, Hyde is like a monster. He is not very well described in the story, because the people who look at him are unable to describe him. “The few who could describe
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