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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Presentation
Transcript of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Presentation
Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde Letters and different personalities Multimedia and Discussion
Questions Final Confrontation Discussion Questions Dr.Jekyll Letter to Utterson Mr.Hyde Letter to Dr. Lanyon Time Period: Quick Summary The life of:
Robert Louis Stevenson A quick review... -Critical reputation
-The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-Best selling novella in both Britain and America
-Darker side of human nature and dual personalities -Dr. Jekyll performs an experiment
-Mr. Hyde is created and takes control
-Mr. Hyde kills numerous people
-Dr. Jekyll writes letters to explains what is happening
-Utterson tries to figure out the mystery between Jekyll and Hyde
-In the end, Mr. Hyde overpowers Dr. Jekyll due to a mineral deficiency - "But the temptation of a discovery so singular and profound, at last overcame the suggestion of alarm. I had long since prepared my tincture: I purchased at once, from the firm of a wholesale chemists, a large quantity of a particular salt which I knew, from my experiments, to be the last ingredient required: and late one accursed night, I compounded the elements, watched them boil and smoke together in the glass, and when the ebullition had subsided, with a strong glow of courage, drank off the potion" (2201). If you are considered evil, is there a possibility of atoning for your sin?
Does evil trump good in the end? Why?
Why does Jekyll feel the need to take complete responsibility for Hyde's actions?
Overall, do you think that Jekyll gave in too quickly and easily? Should he have reached out for help sooner? A presentation
by Taylor Magnotti
Adrianna Quintiliani -England, 19th century
> Industrialization completed
> Questioning morals
> Science overcame religion - "He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp. A cry followed: he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth: and as I looked there came, I thought, a change -- he seemed to swell -- his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter --and the next moment, I had sprung to my feet and leaped back against the wall, my arm raised to shield me from that prodigy, my mind submerged in terror" (2199). - "This person...was dressed in a fashion that would have made an ordinary person laughable: his clothes, that is to say, although they were of rich and sober fabric, were enormously too large in every measurement" (2198). - "I knew myself, at this first breath of new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my orginial evil: and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine" (2202). -"When this shall fall into your hands, I shall have disappeared, under what circumstances I have not the penetration to foresee, but my instinct and all the circumstances of my nameless situation tell me that the end is sure and must be early. Go then, and first read the narrative which Lanyon warned me he was to place in your hands: and if you care to hear more, turn to the confession of 'Your unworthy and unhappy friend' Henry Jekyll" (2195).