Stevenson's Use of Setting in The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”The strange case of doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was written by RobertLouis Stevenson in 1885. The story is set in the late nineteenthcentury in central London. At the time London was a dark place, were aseries of gruesome crimes had taken place, although it was the largestcity and richest in the entire world, it contained extremes of wealthand poverty, it was almost as if there was a dividing line, as if wasLondon two different worlds in one city. One side was wealthy and theresidents were well mannered, the other side was dirty and mucky,Stevenson used this to help us understand the idea of one person withtwo sides one good and one bad in the novel.The novel is both horror and mystery, as we don't know who Hyde is orhow Jekyll and Hyde are connected. Having all these unansweredquestions makes it mysterious. It is also a horror as we read aboutthis evil man Hyde trampling over a young girl and brutally murderingan innocent man. Stevenson's purpose is to show the duality of humannature; the dividing self, that there are different sides toeverybody. No one is totally innocent everybody has good and evilinside of them.In chapter one Utterson and Enfield are walking one afternoon and theypass a door and Enfield starts to tell a story about this door and howHyde trampled over a young girl then used this door to enter and comeout with a cheque for the girl's family. We hear a lot about this doorfrom Enfield. This door is described as an odd door for around thisplace in London having windows and the wall around it was said to be”di…… middle of paper ……the evil side of a person in the duality ofnature.In chapter four a maid witnesses Hyde murdering the wealthy sirDanvers Carew, the weapon used to kill him is recognized by Uttersonas Dr Jekylls and as the police investigate they find a burnt chequebook of Jekylls. The violent description of the murder helps us tounderstand and see who the real murderer is and how evil he is, andwhat Hyde is really capable of. “She was surprised to recognize him asa certain Mr. Hyde”, this shows Hyde is known to many people around.We get to see the duality of nature in Utterson which we haven seenbefore, as he shows his hate for Hyde by taking the police to hishousein Soho. Showing he is also has evil within him. In this chapter wealso see how evil Hyde actually is by how he brutally murder sirDanvers Carew.
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Patrick Süskind's Portrayal of Grenouille as a Monster in Perfume
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Grenouille is a monster as he misuses the power of scent to escape worldly problems and attract love. He bears a grudge against of humanity that not only affects characters from young girls to his own mother. Grenouille is portrayed as a monster because he is the cause of death for most characters in the novel, misuses the power of scent, and hates humanity. Grenouille was the prime cause of death in the novel due to his upbringing at the hands of his caretakers. He murders 24 women and uses them in order to create the perfect perfume.