Dr Jekyll Fog Analysis

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The mention of the pattern of light and shadow caused by the fog demonstrates the split personality between the two separate, yet same, characters. Part of Mr. Utterson’s encounter with Mr. Hyde could be described by the effect of the fog on the setting. The fog was concealing the moon with “frost in the air; the streets as clean as a ballroom floor; the lamps, unshaken by any wind, drawing a regular pattern of light and shadow” (40). Dr. Jekyll is a well respected man who is seen in good light. Meanwhile, he has also spent most of his life repressing his dark evil urges, which he now has a release for through Mr. Hyde. Mr. Hyde is a creation that originated from immoral motives. Dr. Jekyll performed the experiment to make the drug so that he would be able to separate the two sides of himself, the good side and the bad side. This is not exactly considered a success because while he was able to separate his bad side as an isolated being, Dr. Jekyll himself still contains his dark self. So while Mr. Hyde is completely made from evil, Dr. Jekyll is …show more content…
The fog was able to bring an eerie and mysterious impression that shows the theory of a dual human nature. The metaphorical fog and moon during the night compares Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and how one identity is able to conceal the other. This novel portrays how there may be two sides to humanity. One side of human nature is always kept hidden. The use of the physical fog throughout the novel also allowed for a better representation of the duality in human nature. Fog covers what does not want to be revealed, like it did in the novel. When the identities were kept hidden, the physical fog would also appear. This theme is only fully understood when it reaches the end of the novel, after the relationship between the two characters are revealed. By the end of the novel, the fog lifts signifying that their relationship is no longer

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