Robert Louis Stevenson Writing Styles in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. The author tells his story from Mr. Utterson’s point of view, describing Mr. Utterson’s concern for Dr. Jekyll and showing his search for Mr. Hyde in his attempt to figure out why Dr. Jekyll would want to leave all his worldly goods to some unknown person. The reader also follows along with Mr. Utterson as he finds out the truth of Dr. Jekyll’s actions.

The point of view of this novel is typical of fiction written in this time period. The authors of this time often took something of a backseat to their own story, showing the story not through the eyes of the people directly involved, but through the eyes of someone on the outside of the story. By doing this, the author removes some of the emotion from the plot...

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