Understanding The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Flashcards

Who is the main narrator in ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’?

Mr Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer and friend of Dr Jekyll.

What is the relationship between Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

Mr Hyde is Dr Jekyll’s evil alter ego, created through a potion that allows Jekyll to indulge his darker impulses without facing consequences.

How does Mr Hyde first come to Utterson’s attention?

Utterson hears from his cousin Mr Enfield about Hyde trampling a young girl and later notices Hyde’s troubling connection to Jekyll.

What role does Dr Lanyon play in the story?

Dr Lanyon is an old friend of Jekyll’s who witnesses Hyde’s transformation back into Jekyll, which shocks him so profoundly that it leads to his death.

What happens to Sir Danvers Carew in the novella?

Sir Danvers Carew is brutally murdered by Mr Hyde, which intensifies the search for Hyde and further entangles Utterson in the mystery.

What does Jekyll’s will stipulate that concerns Utterson?

Jekyll’s will states that in the event of his death or disappearance, all his wealth should go to Mr Hyde, which deeply troubles Utterson.

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