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  • Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Appearances play an important role in how Stevenson depicts characters and settings in The Strange Case of Dr .Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Hyde and everything surrounding him is described in a negative way. “Two doors from one corner, on the left hand going east the line was broken by the entry of a court; and just at that point a certain sinister block of building thrust forward its gable on the street. It was two stories high; showed no window, nothing but a door on the lower storey and a blind forehead

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Robert Louis Stevenson, born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland and died on December 3, 1894 was a renowned Victorian author. Although he spent most of his childhood away from school due to illness, Stevenson later went on to Edinburgh University. First studying engineering, then law, Stevenson ultimately opted for a career in Literature. Stevenson has written on multitude of subjects. His stories incorporate a genuine simplicity that is appreciated by people of all ages. In his two most popular

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Actions without thoughts are a leading cause of regret within people. In both novels, Stevenson mentions the compromising situations impulsion can cause. Jekyll discloses that he has fallen victim to the temptations that surround becoming Hyde and how these temptations will only cause him pain. “I had voluntarily stripped myself of all those balancing instincts by which the worst of us continues to walk with some degree of steadiness among temptations; and in my case to be tempted, however was to

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

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    nonfiction work of Robert Louis Stevenson along with the novels and short stories, a more complete portrait emerges of the author than that of the romantic vagabond one usually associates with his best-known fiction. The Stevenson of the nonfiction prose is a writer involved in the issues of his craft, his milieu, and his soul. Moreover, one can see the record of his maturation in critical essays, political tracts, biographies, and letters to family and friends. What Stevenson lacks, especially for

  • Louis Stevenson: The Writing Style Of Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Sean Johnson Mr. St. George British Lit 247-2 11 April 2014 The Writing Style of Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson’s literature career took place in a prime time known as the Victorian Era. The Victorian era of British history was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 1837 until her death in 1901. It was a long period of peace, prosperity, cleansing emotion and self-confidence for Britain. Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland, a respectable son to a middle class

  • Robert Louis Stevenson- Author

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    the 1850s and 1860s. This was a time when submarines were invented, the first elevator was created, and solar flares were discovered. Through all of these discoveries that changed the world, one author was starting his illustrious career. Robert Louis Stevenson is a renowned British author who has written many fictitious novels. The most notable of his works include Treasure Island, A Child’s Garden of Verses, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The majority of these stories contain

  • Robert Louis Stevenson Duality Of Man

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    Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He developed a desire to write early in life, having no interest in the family business of lighthouse engineering. He was often abroad, usually for health reasons, and his journeys led to some of his early literary works. Publishing his first volume at the age of 28. After that Stevenson became a literary celebrity during his life when he worked on the Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr

  • The Life and Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the greatest authors to hail from Britain. His writings have been enjoyed by countless since he masterfully wrote them down. Stevenson uses characterization, imagery, and conflict to keep his readers captivated by his works in Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped. Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Scotland. Being the only son of a famous civil engineer, Stevenson was expected to continue

  • Writing in the Style of Robert Louis Stevenson

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    The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Write a short passage in the style of this author on a topic of your choice. 'Macfarlane!' he said somewhat loudly, more like a herald than a friend. The great doctor pulled up short on the fourth step, as though the familiarity of the address surprised and somewhat shocked his dignity. 'Toddy Macfarlane!' repeated Fettes. The London man almost staggered. He stared for the swiftest of seconds at the man before him, glanced behind

  • The Strange Case by Robert Louis Stevenson

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    portray that duality of human nature exists in society and humanity through the use of characterization and setting. Stevenson in this story uses characterization to describe that duality of human nature exists in humanity and society: “There comes an end to all things; my evil finally destroyed the balance of my soul…all men's respect, wealth...murderer.”( Stevenson 51) Stevenson uses the malaise of Schizophrenia to characterize Dr.Jekyll and his dual personality Mr. Hyde. In the above quote