Juxtaposition In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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The original story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a novel called “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” written by Robert Louis Stevenson. In 2003, they released a fantastic movie directed by Maurice Phillips and produced by John Hannah. Some of the main characters in this movie include Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde played by John Hannah, Mabel Mercer played by Kellie Shirley, and Ned played by Jack Blumenau. Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a drama/thriller about a scientist (Dr. Jekyll) whose mad experiment goes wrong. He wants to figure out how to separate the good from the evil in a human’s soul and what happens to him while it’s in his system. Whenever he gets injected with the test, Mr. Hyde comes to life. The 2003 movie of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde contains juxtaposition, symbols and irony. In the film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, juxtaposition was one of the main things that helped build up the story. For example, Dr. Jekyll's theory was that there is good and evil in everyone and he wants to figure out how to divide them. This is an example of juxtaposition because there are…show more content…
You wouldn’t expect the sweetest and most trustworthy guy in town to go out and start committing terrible acts, would you? That is an example of situational irony because it is demonstrating the opposite of what you would expect. In another situation, the audience already knows that Dr. Jekyll is the evil one, when the town actually thinks that it’s Mr. Hyde. This would be dramatic irony because the audience is more aware of what’s happening than most of the characters do. The third type of irony found in the movie would be when Dr. Jekyll said that “I would never hurt her”, however he is clearly aware that his evil side is the one who attacked her. That would be verbal irony because he is saying the opposite of what he meant. Irony is primarily used to keep the audience captivated and
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