The Mystery in Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Stevenson uses certain characters like Jekyll and Hyde to show how he engages and intrigues his readers. During the play many mysteries are created which makes the audience ask many questions about the characters.
The character of Utterson is the narrator and is a good example of a typical Victorian gentleman. He doesn’t show his inward reality, he shows that he hides a lot behind the surface. ‘Long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow loveable.’
This suggests he feels he has to hide, some of his more human qualities. The writer uses the phrases ‘yet’ and ‘loveable’ to show that good is sometimes hidden. The outward reality isn’t everything in this case
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However, the author also states that he ‘enjoyed the theatre, had not crossed the doors of one for some twenty years’.
This is showing he loves the theatre but as he is strict with himself he does not seem to enter a theatre door this also shows how he is strict with himself as he misses out on the fun things because he is strict with himself when he could just go out and go to the theatre.
One character that Utterson is “tolerant” with is Mr Enfield. He has a opposite personality to Utterson
“Well known man about town” He is a well known man as he is a sociable person and loves to have fun and party about, which is different to Utterson as Utterson is a boring person and doesn’t appear to communicate with other people or go out and have a laugh.
Enfield having a fun life is good for Utterson as they are good friends so it helps for Utterson to try and see the fun half to life and this makes the reader wonder why these two have such a good friendship if they have two totally opposite personalities. We also wonder how Mr. Enfield creates this good reputation and start to ask questions which make us read on.
Our first meeting of Hyde is strange and creates an effect on the audience that makes the audience want to find out about him.
‘For the man trampled calmly over the child’s body and left her screaming on the ground’
This is an extreme incident that is thought to cross certain boundaries that is beyond a criminal offence. This shows

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