Edward Carew and later identifies the murderer; Mr. Hyde.Inspector

Edward HydeMr. Hyde is a small deformed man who contrary to beliefs, is civilized. Jekyll describes Hyde as “pure evil,” going on to say he even trampled a girl in the street and murdered Sir Danvers Carew.Dr. Henry JekyllDr. Jekyll is an extremely wealthy doctor described as tall, handsome, respected, and proper. The doctor believed that in each person, there were forces of good and evil which lead to his experiments trying to separate the two.Mr. UttersonMr. Utterson is a middle-aged respected lawyer and the narrator of the book. Since he was an old friend of Jekyll, he notices the changes of him and tries to figure out the relationship between him and Mr. Hyde.Richard EnfieldMr. Enfield is a younger man and the cousin of Mr. Utterson.Dr. LanyonDr. Lanyon is a former friend and colleague of Dr. Jekyll. Ten years before, he had ended his relationship with Jekyll due to a disagreement over scientific endeavors.Richard PooleMr. Poole is Dr. Jekyll’s butler. When he became worried about the safety of Jekyll, he goes to Mr. Utterson’s for help. Together, the two discover Hyde’s dead body and Jekyll’s experiments. Sir Danvers CarewSir Danvers Carew is a highly respected member of society who Hyde later murders.Mr. GuestMr. Guest is Mr. Utterson’s office clerk who discovers the similarity between the notes from Hyde and Jekyll.The GirlThe young girl Mr. Hyde trampled in the middle of the street. The MaidShe witnessed the murder of Sir Danvers Carew and later identifies the murderer; Mr. Hyde.Inspector Newcomen of Scotland YardThe inspector who joins Mr. Utterson with the search of Mr. Hyde’s house after the murder.BradshawMr. Bradshaw is Dr. Jekyll’s footman who guards the back door of Jekyll’s laboratory while Mr. Poole and Mr. Utterson break in through the front.Jekyll’s internal conflict is the simple matter that he is trying to rid of his evil side. He later goes on to say “I now felt I had to choose. . . . To cast in my lot with Jekyll, was to die to those appetites which I had long secretly indulged and had of late begun to pamper” (Stevenson, 112). (Man vs Self)In the novella, Hyde is described as “pure evil” which is confirmed after he murders Sir Carew. His unethical ways are conflicting with social standards society has created. (Man vs Society)(MAN VS MAN)”Poor Harry Jekyll . . . my mind misgives me he is in deep waters”(Stevenson, 28)! This quote is a metaphor expressing the extreme trouble Jekyll is in. It is said right after Mr. Utterson leaves Jekyll’s house when he is questioning Mr. Poole about Mr. Hyde.    “As empty as a church” (Stevenson, 5). This quote is a simile describing the streets at which Mr. Hyde would later trample the girl.    “Sneering coolness” (Stevenson, 7). This quote expresses the literary device of personification. It is used to describe the circle of hateful men after Hyde had trampled the girl.    “A great air of wealth and comfort” (Stevenson, 26). This quote expresses imagery describing Jekyll’s house and how it usually looks compared to the darkness that now covered it.Jekyll’s House & The Laboratory         The house which is described as “a great air of wealth and comfort (Stevenson, 26)” represents Jekyll himself whereas the laboratory which is described as “a certain sinister block of building … which bore in every feature the marks of profound and sordid negligence (Stevenson, 4)” represents the deformed Hyde.   Hyde’s Physical Appearance         Hyde’s appearance may have symbolized his deformed ethics. In the novella, Mr. Utterson goes to say “There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable…He must be deformed somewhere (Stevenson, 11)”. This description of his deformity mirrors his deformed ethics. 

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