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In the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Steveson used the architecture of Dr Jekylls house very intelligently The house can be regarded to be parallel to Dr Jekylls double personality Throughout the book the house lends itself as a powerful prop by which it is possible for Dr Jekyll to use his house even when he is in the form of Mr Hyde The house like Dr Jekyll has a dark side On the front side of the house it seems to be an elite upper class respectable home However the rest of the house is quite the opposite As the book described it discolored wall on the upper and bore in every feature the marks of prolonged and so did negligence Therefore the back door could be used by Mr Hyde with very few suspecting Mr Hyde of having any connection to Dr Jekyll Steveson fit the architecture of the house into the story cleverly The house supports Dr Jekylls secret of being Mr Hyde at times The house symbolizes the double personality of its owner Therefore Dr Jekyll and his house have parallel characteristics We are introduced to the back door right at the beginning of the book The door is said to be equipped with neither bell or knocker was blistered and distained Along with the introduction of the door is the introduction of Mr Hyde Mr Hydes appearance is described as something displeasing something downright detestable So right from the beginning we are aware of Mr Hydes connection with this mysterious door Mr Enfields story on page 2 gives a good understanding of the shady character of Mr Hyde A quote from the book that best describes this is The next thing was to get the money and where do you think he carried us but to that place with the door whipped out a key went in and presently came back with the matter
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