Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Character Analysis Essay

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Dr. Jekyll is a large and handsome gentleman, around the age of fifty. Dr. Jekyll is a well-respected doctor and friend; he is a seemingly prosperous man, and he is well established in the community. Dr. Jekyll is seen as an extremely decent man and he is respected for being so charitable. He says, “That man is not truly one, but truly two. I say two, because the state of my own knowledge does not pass beyond that point”(chapter 10). He comes to believe that man is combined to be one, but is truly two beings, one good and one evil. He begins to attempt to change himself into what he calls an angelic being, separating the good from the evil. He begins to notably change, however it is in an extremely negative way. After finding out that the …show more content…
Hyde is a strange, repugnant man who is described as being ugly and deformed, however, no one can pinpoint how he is ugly or deformed. He is seen as the face of evil. Enfield says, “There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing; something downright detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked and yet I scarcely know why.”(Chapter 2) Everyone hates and fears Mr. Hyde and attempts to stay away from him at all cost. They are extremely curious and confused as to why Dr. Jekyll seems to take such a liking to him, going as far as to putting him as the only person on his will. Mr. Hyde is extremely suspicious throughout the story as he disappears constantly, he also runs over a little girl as well as murdering Sir Canew. Utterson begins to believe, as Jekyll’s personality changes to become more like Hyde, that Hyde is negatively influencing Jekyll. However, in the end of the story Jekyll, now Hyde comes out and tells the truth of the story and what has happened. Hyde is an extremely dominant side of Dr. Jekyll and eventually takes full control of Jekyll. In conclusion, we note two extremely different personalities between Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll, but it is ultimately Hyde whom takes over and essentially becomes Jekyll