The very first conversation in the story takes place between Mr. Utterson and his cousin Enfield. In this conversation, Enfield introduces the character Hyde, giving baleful detail into his person; Hyde is described as a “very odd story” (Stevenson 2171). The tone is set, and both the reader and Utterson must know more about this mysterious character. Enfield describes in a little more detail when he says "He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why. He must be deformed somewhere; he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although I couldn't specify the point. He's an extraordinary looking man, and yet I really can name nothing out of the way. No, sir; I can make no hand of it; I can't describe him. And it's not want of memory; for I declare I can see him this moment."(Stevenson 2173) The tone Stevenson uses pl...
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...ics debates. Through his allegorical story and shadowy tone, the author efficiently told the story of humanity, that every coin has two sides.
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