Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Essay | Mystery and Suspense in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

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Mystery and Suspense in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

Summary: Discusses Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde." Explores how Stevenson build and maintains a sense of mystery and suspense in the novel.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a classic mystery novella that was published in January 1886 and written by Robert Louis Stevenson. At the time it was first published, the whole idea was something that had never been explored before. In this context I believe mystery to mean something inexplicable and suspense to mean the anxious build up to finding out the truth.

The novel is set in London in the strict Victorian era. If you were a high member of society seen to be doing something dishonourable, then you reputation would be ruined. This caused a lot of secrets and people to hide their backgrounds and pasts. The characters in this story feel that they have to hide part of themselves tin order to have people's respect; even early on in the text Utterson believes that people "must have secrets of...

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