Dr. Jekyll


Dr Jekyll

How is Dr Jekyll like this?




Dr Jekyll is determined as he wants his experiment to succeed. He is so determined that he risks losing everything in order for him to succeed - his friendships, reputation and wealth.

"I do sincerely take a great, a very great interest in that young man."

The repetition of 'great' emphasises how determined Jekyll is and illustrates how he feels about Mr Hyde. The use of 'sincerely' shows that his determination and passion are real.


Dr Jekyll is respected due to his wealth, reputation as a charitable man and his discoveries in science.

"The doctor gave one of his pleasant dinners to some five or six old cronies, all intelligent reputable men, and all judges of good wine."

This shows that he is well-liked and respected in the society of Victorian London. As all of the men are judges of 'good wine', it indicates to the reader their wealth and respectability.


Dr Jekyll is intelligent due to his innovative experiments which are perceived by some others as worldly and ungodly, particularly by


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