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Please give me advice on my Jekyll and Hyde paragraph :)

Hi, It is coming quite close to GCSE and I am getting pretty stressed... Could I have some advice on how to improve my paragraph for Jekyll and Hyde below, primarily my analysis. It would really mean a lot. Thank you :smile:

In the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Stevenson initially presents Hyde as the epitome of evil, alluding to his "ape like" appearance as being indescribable as "something displeasing; something down right detestable". This could perhaps be representative of Hyde's overwhelming bestial nature, reflecting the crude and simple desire he has for violence, contrasting the careful and "intelligent" upstanding members of society such as Jekyll. Through the utilisation of the ambiguity of "something", it could perhaps further typify Hyde's supernatural appearance, as being comparable to a devil: free from the bounds of society and its oppressive Victorian attitudes. Furthermore, the word "downright" has biblical imagery which could alternatively be interpreted as Hyde's "devilish" nature as coming straight from the depth of hell, even surpassing the devil himself. Stevenson could have done this as a criticism of the predominant Christian readers during the Victorian Era, perhaps alluding to the dangers of the Christian oppressive christian attitudes towards reputation, portraying the repression forced upon the upper class gentleman leading to the creation of a dark and evil hidden persona: Hyde.
(edited 1 month ago)
embed quotations when you refer to 'bounds'- examiners like it and it is better AO2. Also talk about fear of the unknown and the repetition of 'something' and the 'd' sounds- harsh- shows the extent of his disgustingness and teh someting increase his qualities of inducing fear since he is unknown, and according to the 13th century Irish proverb, popular in England, 'better teh devil you know than the devil you don't' Hyde is the 'devil you don't'
Also you can talk about how Hyde is 'alone in the ranks of mankind'- he cannot be described.
Thanks KingsleyArtha1, Thank you!
Do you have any advice for analysis tips I can apply to any literature essay? Like if I were to get stuck and didn't know how to expand on my analyse of a quote...
Appreciate it :smile:
Original post by full-size-hustle
Thanks KingsleyArtha1, Thank you!
Do you have any advice for analysis tips I can apply to any literature essay? Like if I were to get stuck and didn't know how to expand on my analyse of a quote...
Appreciate it :smile:

look for harsh/soft sounds- what do they symbolise,
in jekyll and hyde, embedded clauses always symbolise entrapment, like the entrapment of Jekyll to Hyde.
MOST IMPORTANT- imagery- fog has connotations of impaired visibility, secrecy and the clouding of Jekyll's judgement.
english lit is about patterns- u got this
I'm praying on all 9s as well I think English Lit, especially Jekyll and Hyde will be a harder one- it is quite a difficult book
Original post by KingsleyArtha1
look for harsh/soft sounds- what do they symbolise,
in jekyll and hyde, embedded clauses always symbolise entrapment, like the entrapment of Jekyll to Hyde.
MOST IMPORTANT- imagery- fog has connotations of impaired visibility, secrecy and the clouding of Jekyll's judgement.
english lit is about patterns- u got this
I'm praying on all 9s as well I think English Lit, especially Jekyll and Hyde will be a harder one- it is quite a difficult book

ooh fog is a really good one
I've heard from some of my teachers that the theme could be on scientific discovery
you could also talk about Jekyll's embodiment of his home,
talking about the lack of windows -> secrecy,
two parts of his property -> duality of nature.
deserted amphitheatre -> scientific discovery.
You could even link it to context on deacon brodie (the doctor who the novel was though to be based on who had a very similar house to jekyll.) He experimented on dead bodies yet was an upstanding member of society.

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