Friday, 20 January 2012

Robert Louis STEVENSON (1886), The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde

Guillermo García, 2º Bachillerato EFL

Mr. Utterson is a well known London lawyer who becomes interested after hearing about Dr. Jekyll and his close relationship with a really bizarre man called Mr. Hyde. The lawyer becomes obsessed and carries out an investigation in which he finds out that Dr Jekyll wrote Mr. Hyde's name in his will. That seems very weird to Mr. Utterson and he becomes even more obsessed than he was before. Mr. Hyde brutally murders a member of Parliament and after this, Dr. Jekyll locks himself up in his laboratory. Mr. Utterson goes to the laboratory a few days later and finds that Dr. Jekill had commited suicide, he looks in one of his diarys where it is explained that Mr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde are the same person, Mr hyde suffered split personality due to a potion he had invented.

I really enjoyed reading this piece of classic literature, especially because I loved its mysticism and because I think it is such a unique story. Another reason why I liked it is because all the plot occurs in London, where I live at the moment. The only thing I didn´t quite like about it is that sometimes the plot is a bit slow.

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