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Symbols of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Transcript of Symbols of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

What is a Symbol in literature?
Mist & Moonlight
The Mist and Moonlight creates an atmosphere of mistery and of suspence.
"Although a fog rolled over the city in the small hours, the early part of the night was cloudless, and the lane, wich the maid's window overlooked, was brilliantly lit by the full moon", In this quote the description of the night warns us that something wrong its going to happen, the fog in this case is a metaphore because the fog, rolling over the city indirectly tells us that Hyde is going to do something bad.

The Moonlight represents the evil and the suspence of the story."...the moon shone on his face as he spoke",


The Appearance Of Evil
SYMBOLS IN THE STORY
Throughout the story we can find three diferent types of Symbols:
Mist & Moonlight
The Appearance Of Evil
Letters & Documents
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde





By: Tomas Pollio, Lucas Gimeenez & Abril Aznarez
Symbols of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
A symbol n literature it's a figure speech were an object, person or situation has another meaning apart from it's literary meaning.

(Source: Google definition)
When Mr. Hyde is described, he is a associated with a strange deformity representing the evil, he is short and ugly. this means the evil in Dr. Jekyll's body is small. "He must be deformed somewhere;he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although i couldn't specify the point", the character who said this guessed that Mr. Hyde had a bad personality.


Letters & Documents
When a letter or a document appears in the story, this creates a mysterious atmosphere because the readers already know the letter hides something or its a clue to discover another secret of Dr. Jekyll. "I have- i have a letter; and i am at a loss whether i should show it to the police." This creates supense because we don't know what the letter says and the reader can assure that something bad is in that letter.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Both of this characters are a symbol. They represent the "classic battle" between the good and the bad."The powers of Hyde seemed to have grown with the sickliness of Jekyll. And certainly the hate now divided them was equal on each side." Jekyll was on a struggle the evil side of him was growing and he wanted to stop it but he couldn't.
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