Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Characterisation

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Characterisation
1 Dr Jekyll
1.1 'a well-made, smooth faced man of fifty
1.1.1 Implies that Dr Jekyll is a good-looking man, who is well respected among his associates and represents a typical Victorian gentleman
1.2 'but every mark of capacity and human kindness'
1.2.1 Suggests that Jekyll has an excellent reputation and is extremely considerate and thoughtful
1.2.1.1 This is the polar opposite of his alternate personality, Mr Hyde
1.3 'his own tastes being rather chemical than anatomical'
1.3.1 Dr Jekyll is not interested in medical professions such as surgery and is fascinated by chemistry and pharmacology behind medicine
1.3.1.1 This was not a typical Victorian doctor's beliefs, and was believed to be exploring the supernatural and was often frowned upon by traditional Victorian physicians, such as Dr Lanyon
2 Mr Hyde
2.1 'snarled into a savage laugh'
2.1.1 'Snarled' implies that Hyde is like a predator, who will go to any lengths to catch his prey
2.1.2 'savage' implies that Hyde is a violent man, like that of a Neanderthal
2.1.2.1 Neanderthal's had animalistic instincts and their sole purpose was to survive
2.2 something displeasing, something downright detestable
2.2.1 'Something' implies that Enfield was aware that Hyde was a malicious man, when he observed him, but he could not tell Utterson what the detail was
2.2.2 'Detestable' illustrates the level of resentment that Enfield felt towards Utterson, even though he had never met or seen him before
2.3 'if ever I read Satan's signature upon a face'
2.3.1 By comparing Hyde to Satan, Stevenson is implying that Hyde is incapable of feeling compassion or sympathy towards others
2.3.1.1 He only feels hatred and bitter resentment and should not be worthy of the reader's sympathy
2.4 'some damned Juggernaut'
2.4.1 By comparing Hyde to Satan, Stevenson is implying that Hyde is a human being is incapable of feeling compassion or sympathy towards others
2.4.1.1 Hyde only feels hatred and bitter resentment
2.5 'trampled calmly'

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