Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Essay

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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 citizen and the uncivilized being in everyone. In the movie, after the men take him to a club he wants to separate the two beings; in the book it is after contemplating the idea for a long time that he comes up with the idea to separate the two distinct personalities.
Although many of the same thing happen in both the book and the movie, they are slightly out of order. For instance, in the movie the child that gets trampled is a little boy and this event occurs after the murder of Sir Carew. In the book, however, it is a little girl that gets trampled, and it is basically how the book begins. In a like manner, the book tells of Carew’s death like this: “And the next moment, with ape-like fury, he was trampling his victim under foot…

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