Differences Between Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Movie And Movie

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde written by Robert Louis Stevenson published in 1886, was later made into a movie directed by John S. Robertson in 1920. Although the book and movie differ in many aspects there are three key aspects in which the movie differs from the book. The first is the sequence in which events happen in the movie there are a few events that happen before others, and scenes that are played out in the movie that did not happen in the book. The second is the characters in the movie are different they have different names, and some play smaller roles than in the book; there is also a female lead who plays the love interest of Dr. Jekyll. The final key difference is how Dr. Jekyll comes up with the idea of the separating the upstanding …show more content…
Jekyll is said to be too good, Carew takes him to something like a bar with a woman who dresses inappropriately to entice men (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). This point in the movie is where Dr. Jekyll gets the idea that if one could separate the noble and unscrupulous personalities, one could entirely be rid of the temptations of life, or that one could live life as though nothing had changed. Although in the book, doesn’t specify what caused the idea to come into his head, for the potion that would separate the good and bad. Dr. Jekyll hated that there were two beings fighting for the sole custody of the conscious mind, he wanted to separate them and let each go their own way. Stevenson wrote “the just could walk steadfastly and securely on his upward path, doing the good things in which he found his pleasure, and no longer exposed to disgrace and penitence by the hands of his extraneous evil” …show more content…
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the 1800’s; in 1920 a movie was made sticking closely to what happened in the book. Even though, they are differing in certain aspects they are very similar. There are scenes in the movie that match with the book just in different order. A scene in the movie depicts a night at the club with the boys. In addition, the characters in the movie either don’t exist or were brought in for excitement or to further the story. Furthermore, how the idea came about of separating the two personalities is vastly different. In the book, it was after a lot of contemplation and thought, and in the movie after the club scene Dr. Jekyll comes up with the potion and the idea for separating the respectable and immoral

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