Inspiration and writing[ edit ] Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson had long been intrigued by the idea of how human personalities can affect how to incorporate the interplay of good and evil into a story. While still a teenager, he developed a script for a play about Deacon Brodiewhich he later reworked with the help of W.
Utterson, a prominent London lawyer, and his distant kinsman, Mr. Richard Enfield, take a stroll through the city of London. One Sunday, they pass a certain house with a door unlike those in the rest of the neighborhood.
The door reminds Mr. Enfield of a previous incident in which he witnessed an extremely unpleasant man trampling upon a small, screaming girl while the strange man was in flight from something, or to somewhere.
The screams from the small girl brought a large crowd, and various bystanders became incensed with the indifference of the stranger, whose name they discovered to be Mr. Enfield can recall the man only with extreme distaste and utter revulsion.
The crowd forced the man to make retribution in the form of money, and they were all surprised when he returned from inside the "strange door" with ten pounds in gold and a check for ninety pounds.
They held him until the banks opened to make certain that the check was valid because it was signed by the well-known Dr. Henry Jekyll, and they suspected that it was a forgery.
To their amazement, the check was valid. That evening, in his apartment, Mr. Utterson has further reason to be interested in Mr. Utterson goes, therefore, to visit an old friend, Dr.
Lanyon, who tells him that some ten years ago, he and Dr. Jekyll became estranged because of a professional matter. Utterson decides to seek out Hyde, and he posts himself as a sentinel outside the mysterious door previously mentioned by Enfield.
After some time, Utterson encounters the man Hyde entering the door, and he initiates a conversation with him. Utterson walks around the block and knocks at the front door of Dr. Jekyll is unhappy discussing Edward Hyde and insists that his wishes — that Mr. Hyde be the recipient of his property — be honored.
About a year later, an upstairs maid witnesses the vicious murder of a kindly and distinguished old gentleman, the prominent Sir Danvers Carew, M. But the assailant escapes before he can be apprehended. The maid, however, is able to positively identify the murderer as Edward Hyde.
When Utterson confronts Jekyll about the whereabouts of Hyde, Jekyll shows the lawyer a letter which Hyde wrote saying that he was disappearing forever.
Jekyll maintains that he himself is completely through with him. After the disappearance of Hyde, Jekyll comes out of his seclusion and begins a new life, for a time.
Mr. Utterson, it turns out, is Dr. Jekyll’s lawyer, and we find out that in the event of Dr. Jekyll’s death or disappearance, his entire estate is to be turned over to Mr. Hyde. Mr. Utterson, who thinks highly of Dr. Jekyll, is extremely suspicious of . Even if you haven’t read Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, you almost certainly know the ph-vs.com image of Jekyll and Hyde has entered the English language as an idiom right along many allusions to Scripture and Shakespeare, and it’s been adapted into other media many times. First published by Stevenson in , three years after his success Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has had a huge influence on the popular imagination, and especially.
But at about the same time, Utterson is dining with his friend, Dr. Lanyon, and he notes that Dr. Lanyon seems to be on the verge of a complete physical collapse; Lanyon dies three weeks later. Utterson strongly feels that the contents of the envelope contain information about Edward Hyde.Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a novella published in the s that deals with the duality of human nature. The story is told from the point of view of Mr. Gabriel John Utterson.
Utterson is a lawyer and friend of Dr. Jekyll’s. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr.
Henry Jekyll and the . Sep 29, · Part crime thriller, part psychological horror, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr.
Hyde takes Robert Louis Stevenson's sinister story to chilling new depths as Mr. Hyde leaves a grisly trail while terrorizing local college co-eds/10().
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November - 3 December ) was a British novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses/5(90).
First published by Stevenson in , three years after his success Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has had a huge influence on the popular imagination, and especially.