Moral Juxtaposition In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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Stevenson presents Gabriel Utterson at the beginning of the novel to signify his importance as a character; thus, why people can argue that Mr Utterson is the protagonist of “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.” Even by using the word “case” in the title, Stevenson suggests that this narrative is somewhat like an official or legal observation by Utterson. Moreover, his respectable profession as a lawyer exacerbates his intelligence and strong morality, which can be further indicated by his name “Gabriel” relatable to the messenger Angel Gabriel. The author explores the moral juxtaposition between Utterson and Dr Jekyll (making Utterson a good counter-point to the extremities of Jekyll and Hyde). Stevenson portrays Utterson as the perfect
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