Sunday, March 9, 2008

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mr. Utterson is concerned with the welfare of his old friend and client Dr. Jekyll. Dr. Jekyll has favorably remembered Mr. Hyde in his will in case of death or his disappearance. Mr. Utterson is alarmed and begins to investigate Mr. Hyde who soon turns out to be a most disagreeable character. Mr. Utterson believes that Mr. Hyde has a hold over Dr. Jekyll that is forcing the doctor to follow Mr. Hyde's demands.

It is learned that Dr. Jekyll has become interested in the conflicting natures within men. He has created a potion that allows him to commit acts that he would otherwise not have the courage to do. But as time goes on these acts become more and more savage.

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