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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Symbols & Symbolism

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Symbols and Symbolism

Mr. Hyde's Cane

When Mr. Hyde kills Sir Carew, he beats him with a cane that breaks into two pieces. Half of the cane is left behind at the scene. The other half is at Mr. Hyde's home.

Key

When Mr. Utterson and Poole search the lab for Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Utterson finds the key for the back door broken on the floor, as though someone stomped it.

Chemical

There is a salt like chemical that Dr. Jekyll used in his original elixir that was tainted. This taint proves to have been the element that made the elixir work, but Dr. Jekyll does not know the name of the the unknown element. So, he cannot repeat his success.

Back Door

Mr. Hyde is often seen coming and going from a specific door. This door is later shown to be the back door of Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory...

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