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The story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a confusing and perplexing one RL Stevenson uses the devices of foreshadow and irony to subtly cast hints to the reader as to who Mr Hyde is and where the plot will move Stevenson foreshadows the events of the book through his delicate hints with objects and words The names of characters demonstrate the names display to the reader how the character will fit into the novel These two literary devices engage the readers they employ a sense of mystery while leading the readers to answers without them realizing the depth of each indirect detail Many mysterious events occur throughout this novel Stevenson foreshadows the imminent end of Dr Jekyll in the beginning As Utterson reads the will of Dr Jekyll he is perplexed by the statement in the case of Dr Jekylls disappearance 6 all of his money will go to Mr Hyde This questionable intent of Dr Jekyll leads the reader to assume that there is something for complex connecting Mr Hyde with Dr Jekyll Utterson not only tries to protect Dr Jekyll from Mr Hyde but Utterson wishes to solve Jekylls entire problem In the first description of Mr Utterson the reader learns that he is inclined to help rather than to reprove 1 This simple description implies that Utterson will be helping to solve a problem in this novel though the problem he will solve is not identified This also foreshadows a problem in the book Utterson leads the reader to believe that a horrid situation will arise between Jekyll and Hyde Mr Hyde is driven purely by the temptations of evil the urges on which Dr Jekyll is unable to act This temptation causes Mr Hyde to murder Sir Carew with the walking stick The walking stick is described in great detail at the scene of the crime Not only is it important to lead the police and Utterson to find
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