Jekyll And Mr Hyde Personality

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In the book "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde do not share many of the same characteristics physically, mentally or morally. Their appearances are different. Morally they are opposite as well. Dual personalities is the major theme for this book such as good versus evil and right versus wrong. In this book, one can conclude that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are indeed one person but two different personalities. Dr. Jekyll is a known doctor and well respected and liked in the community. He enjoys to be social and have dinner parties. "The large handsome face of Dr. Jekyll" (Stevenson, Chapter 3) is how one person refers to him. His butler states, he "is a tall, fine build of a man" (Stevenson, Chapter 8). As a doctor, his morals is to heal and to help. Mr. Hyde would be his opposite in every way. Mr. Hyde is consistly described as "particularly small and particulary wicked-looking" is what the maid calls him" (Stevenson, Chapter 4). Many of the other characters in the book refer to him as being dwarfish, pale, "something displeasing,something down-right destestable" (Stevenson, Chapter 1). Mr. Hyde had no morals. He had no sense of right or wrong. He murdered Sir Danvers Carew. "Mr. Hyde broke out of all bounds and…show more content…
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, one wonders if it is two seperate people. One good and the other evil, like twins perhaps, "that man is not truly one, but truly two" (Stevenson, Chapter 10) . As the reader continues, one learns that they are indeed the same person. Throughout the chapters, hints are given such as "he was dressed in clothes far too large for him, clothes of the doctor's bigness" (Stevenson, Chapter 8). It isn't until the last chapter that it is discovered that they are the same person. Mr Hyde is "a man in mortal distress" (Stevenson, Chapter 10). He confesses all. It lays to heavy on his
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