Stevenson Create a Sense of Mystery and Horror in Mr Hyde and Dr Jekyll

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Stevenson Create a Sense of Mystery and Horror in Mr Hyde and Dr Jekyll In this essay I am going to look at Mr Hyde and Dr Jekyll, the first two chapters, and explain using quotes and information from these chapters how the writer creates a sense of mystery and horror. I will be focussing on the descriptions given about the characters and the house which plays a significant part in this story. This novel is about a highly classed doctor of science, named Dr Jekyll. Dr Jekyll is a very clever professor who makes a mixture of chemicals, which can turn him into a totally different person for a short period of time. This power to become someone else lets Dr Jekyll live two different lives, without anyone finding out, but this has very bad consequences for the doctor. As the story unfolds two characters, named Mr Utterson and Mr Enfield, both high class lawyers. These two characters become very suspicious about Dr Jekyll start to investigate. Finally Utterson meets Dr Jekylls science experiment a man named Mr Hyde. Now Mr Utterson knows this mysterious man, he reads over Dr Jekylls will, which states that if Dr Jekyll dies or is missing for more than three calendar months, Mr Hyde inherits all of Dr Jekyll possessions. Mr Utterson feels there is something suspicious about Jekyll and Hyde. Now the experiment goes badly wrong for Jekyll and Jekyll is found dead by utterson, but beside his dead body was a letter explaining that Jekyll was Hyde and that now Mr Utterson is the benefactor to his wealth and possessions. This novel is full of mystery and horror which is what I am going to be focussing on in this essay. One of the first c... ... middle of paper ... ... calendar months. This is maybe foreshadowing that Jekyll is going to go missing or die. It also creates a sense of mystery and horror involving Hyde, will he kill Jekyll to get his fortune. All the points I have made, really give a strong answer to this question. The writer uses clever description techniques to describe the characters, the surroundings and the storyline so far in the first two chapters. All these descriptions create a sense of horror and mystery. The clever use of foreshadowing also creates a strong sense of horror and mystery, because it makes the reader think that maybe something mysterious and horrifying is going to happen in the rest of the novel. The first two chapters were vital to this book because it is when the reader gets to know the characters and a short synopsis of the rest of the book.
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