Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Book Summary and Study Guide

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    Dr. Jekyll prepares a potion which makes the person more younger and cruel for some time. That potion converts Dr. Jekyll to a brutal person namely Mr. Hyde who commit serious crimes.
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    Mr. utterson finds all this fishy and investigates the case. By the time the potion was overpowering the doctor and slowly he started turning into a split personality. Sometimes he changes into Mr. Hyde without the use of potion. He gets annoyed with this change in himself and tries to find an antidote.

    At last the doctor dies painfully leaving a note to Mr. utterson describing his unhappy life and disastrous end.
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Utterson is a lawyer who happens to be a friend of the kind gentleman Dr. Henry Jekyll. When Jekyll requests Utterson in his will to have a mysterious and bestial young man named Edward Hyde as the heir to Jekyll's fortune, Utterson becomes interested in the relationship between Jekyll and Hyde. Fearing the possibility that it is a homosexual relationship, Utterson starts to investigate the matter in order to save his friend and his honour from humiliation. Utterson then realizes what kind of a relationship it was: both Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde are one and the same individual. Apparently, Jekyll did experiments with the intention of separating his darker aspects in order to become perfect. The result was the physical manifestation of his shadow side into a being known as Edward Hyde. However, it seems that Jekyll has lost control over Hyde.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Scientifically turned into another lifeform    -   Scientifically turned into a monster Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's    -   60's-90's If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Earth setting:    -   19th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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