Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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1. Style

1.1. multi-narrative structure

1.2. four narrators

1.2.1. Utterson The investigatore lawyer

1.2.2. Enfield cousin of Utterson

1.2.3. Dr. Lanyon Dr. Jekyll's friend he is the first person who sees his transformation

1.2.4. Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde Jekyll himself speaks in the first person, his narration and final confession of the acts committed, takes up the last chapter

2. Sources

2.1. born in a dream

2.2. depicts the double nature of Victorian society

3. Life

3.1. He had a poor health

3.2. born in Edinburgh

3.3. educated and influenced by his Calvinist family

3.4. he married an American woman

3.5. he died of a brain haemorrhage

3.6. He travelled in search of a friendlier climate

4. Work

4.1. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

4.1.1. CHARACTERS: Utterson, Dr. Jekyll, Enfield, Dr. Lanyon

4.1.2. the story takes place in London in the 1870s

4.1.3. At that time London had a double nature and reflected the hypocrisy of Victorian society

5. Influences and Interpretation

5.1. describes Mr. Hyde through Darwin's studies

5.2. Hyde is described in terms of grotesque images about animals

5.3. Jekyll is a kind of Victorian Faust

6. The Double Nature

6.1. the respectable West End was in constrast with appalling poverty of the East End slums

6.2. the novel is the portrayal of good and evil, and its characters, Jekyll and Hyde

6.3. the house of Jekyll is reinforced by the symbolism, of which two facades represent, Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll, from a part it overlooks the ancient square of the city, while the back side, was without windows

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