Book Report - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
A. Title of the Book: “ The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” B. Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 -1894) * As a novelist, he is often noted for the powers of invention and depth of psychological insights found in his work; a skill defined by G. K. Chesterton as being able ‘to pick up the right word up on the point of his pen’. * Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. * A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. * Stevenson was born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson at 8 Howard Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, on 13 November 1850 to Margaret Isabella Balfour and Thomas
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He is Dr. Jekyll’s good friend of many years. Mr. Utterson is a bit dull, but well respected and known in his community as a person of quality character. Mr Enfield, his distant kinsman, had told him about a story of a mysterious Mr. Hyde. Reminded that Hyde is the main beneficiary of Dr. Jekyll’s will, Mr. Utterson seeks to uncover the strange connection between his friend Dr. Jekyll and the notorious Mr. Hyde.
2. Mr. Richard Enfield * A distant kinsman, the well-known man about the town. He is a young business man and a distant cousin of Mr. Utterson and he is his walking companion. They get along because they share a similarly dull and regular nature. While on one of their scheduled Sunday walks, Mr. Enfield begins the narrative by telling a story about his encounter with a mysterious Mr. Hyde. Later, Mr. Enfield and Mr. Utterson witness Dr. Jekyll’s strange behavior as he talks to them from his window.
3. Mr. Edward Hyde * According to Mr. Enfield, there is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable. He’s an extraordinary –looking man, pale and dwarfish. A small, hunched man with a disagreeable manner, Mr. Hyde comes and goes by the connecting laboratory wing of Dr. Jekyll’s home. Upon hearing from Mr. Enfield about Hyde, Mr. Utterson