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The word puns in the novel make it ironic and very appealing. Dr. Jekyll’s theory of the duality of man’s nature proves to be true with the existence of the infamous Mr. Hyde. This theory can be applied to reality too, because at times, humans tend to have an evil side, but never really show it. This novel, for me, has been very educational and interesting. The two reasons that make this book enjoyable is the theme that is understandable, the intense irony, and the word puns.
But the question is, how and why did these appeal so successfully to the Victorian readers? SHERLOCK HOLMES Sherlock Holmes as a fictional character was brought across by Conan Doyle to be a very popular detective, one of whom people "insist upon seeing". This popularity is reflected in real life as the stories had such a sense of realism the readers were compelled to see him as a real life figure. It also implies that he is successful in all the cases he is employed to examine. In the story, Holmes is a confident character, reassuring his 'helpless victim', "'You must not fear' he said soothingly".
New York: Oxford University Press, 1887, 1991. Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. First Vintage Classics Edition. New York: Vintage Books, 1991.
Abstract: When Of Mice and Men is read between the lines, it is easy to discover Steinbeck’s objective. Men are destined to be alone, despite their hardships, despite their connections. In order to establish these ideas Steinbeck develops his characters, the relationships they share, and their interactions. Of Mice and Men is considered a classic novel for a reason. Steinbeck does an excellent job of establishing powerful themes while using unparalleled writing techniques.
Mystery novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens are not exceptions and are overflowing with suspenseful scenes. The mysteries The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Mystery of Edwin Drood arouse excitement and encourage the reader to continue to read until the resolution of the conundrums. Throughout the novels, characters undergo many important developments, while their relationships and the historical context greatly influence the mystery. The characters grow and interesting transformations occur as a result of the conflicts born from the mysteries. This is evident as the protagonists take on unusual roles as detectives to assist in resolving the mystery.
London: Penguin, 2003. Print. Works Consulted Charyn, Jerome. “Who Is Hyde?” Afterword: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Bantam Books.