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In The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson tells the story of Dr Jekyll a man who finds a way to become someone else literally But there is more to the book then meets the eye The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a book of mystery that has several themes and motifs surrounding it It is a book about a man trying to find a way to stay himself and a lawyer who is trying to figure out the mystery surrounding Mr Hyde The story is told in third person with occasional guest narrations from Dr Jekyll and Dr Hastie Lanyon Other characters in the book are Gabriel Utterson a lawyer Mr Enfield who is a distant cousin of Mr Utterson Mr Poole who is Jekylls butler Mr Guest Uttersons clerk and Sir Daniels Carew a nobleman from Parliament In the first paragraph Stevenson paints the portrait of Mr Utterson through which most of the story is told Utterson is an unexciting character he is described as being unsmiling and cold yet somehow lovable He never gossips and maintains propriety to the point of absurdity Utterson never tells anyone about his suspicions about Jekyll and Hyde even when thinks the worst of his friend Utterson has a tendency to help rather than reprove he is the center of the book because everyone confides in him and comes to him for help Utterson takes interests in people with dark secrets and constantly wonders the motivation behind odd and disturbing behavior Early in the book Utterson talks to Enfield he tells the story of how he watched Hyde trample a little girl Utterson asks Enfield to describe Hydes appearance but he is unable to describe him past being ugly repulsive and deformed Throughout the novel no one can come up with an exact description of Hyde It is like he is beyond language because he
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