Isolation In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

analytical Essay
684 words
684 words

Dr. Jekyll needs to isolate himself, not only for experimental purposes, but also for his safety demonstrating that isolation can be both beneficial and harmful. Dr. Jekyll experiences isolation in the beginning of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. At this point in time isolation and solitude were important to his research because he needed to hide his discoveries. In the book at this time, he is apart of his connection between Mr. Hyde and he had finally come close to the end of his research, but no one knew what he was researching. Hiding his research made it so that no one knew of his connection between Mr. Hyde but he was still able to control himself and change at will. In the book it mentions that a few amount of people …show more content…

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are truly becoming one, isolation starts to become more of a hinderance. For the most part, this isolation he was creating helped him but it was soon to start doing the opposite. People started to see him less and less and started taking notice; “Even the master of the servant-maid had only seen him twice” (23). Since he was so secretive and hidden from everyone else no one knew of his struggles and how to help him. In another portion of the book Poole talks to Utterson saying: “You know the doctor’s ways, sir,’ replied Poole, ‘and how he shuts himself up. Well, he’s shut up again in the cabinet” (34). Dr. Jekyll was slowly getting worse in his transformations with Hyde. In every passing minute and day Hyde was slowly more and more overtaking, but he did not choose to ask for help. Instead he was slowly starting to shut himself off from the world and put himself in …show more content…

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Hyde was an evil being it was slowly starting to take over and Dr. Jekyll knew that was happening. By shutting him out self off more and more he was helping everyone around him. Since he did not have any control over Mr. Hyde he had to stop Mr. Hyde from hurting anyone else and couldn’t tell anyone of these issues. In the book where Hyde and Jekyll are struggling, it says “ I was so far in my reflections” (53). This was Dr. Jekylls note for his struggles when he was finally telling people. He was deep in reflection and hiding them self off because he knew it was too late. It also states in this section of the book: “When Jekyll locks himself in his library” (61). Everyone was worried about him even though sometimes he does do this like in the beginning when he’s in solitude to work on his research. Dr. Jekyll had finally shut himself off from the word completely due to him knowing it was his final moments. He knew that since his potion was out and he could not find more materials it was over so he made a backup plan for when Hyde has taken over. This brutal plan was to kill himself and ultimately this is what he did. He had put all the other parts of the plan into effect and left a note to explain what truly happened, thus signifying the end of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, helping others but only helping him at the

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how dr. jekyll needs to isolate himself for experimental purposes and for his safety demonstrating that isolation can be both beneficial and harmful.
  • Analyzes how dr. jekyll and mr. hyde's isolation became a hinderance in the middle portion of the book.
  • Analyzes how dr. jekyll and mr. hyde's solitude became a good thing towards the end of the book.
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