Name Instructor Subject 24 November 2016 Why the Story is vocalized through the eyes of Mr. Utterson The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a story that was written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and was first published in 1886. It is a story that is told through the eyes of Gabriel John Utterson who is the lawyer and a close friend to Dr. Henry Jekyll. Dr. Jekyll occasionally battles between the good and evil within him and even creates a potion that transforms him into a younger cruel evil and remorseless Mr. Edward Hyde. In a bid to protect his reputation he does mischievous acts in his alter ego mode and manages to maintain his bad habits until it reaches a point where the truth finally comes out. If this were just a story about good and evil we would not need Mr. perfect sense to Mr. Utterson and the reader. In conclusion the use of Mr. Utterson by the author to describe the activities and lives of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was very effective as the reader is able to follow through the eyes of Mr. Utterson to uncover their mystery. From a lawyer’s point of view the author was able to go through the investigation process and create suspense in the reader as speculation was high as to whether the doctor was an accomplice of Mr. Hyde in crime or he was as innocent as he claimed. At the end of the story it was clear that the two characters were the same person. However the reader discovers that Dr. Jekyll was only pretending to be good but his real nature was evil. Works Cited Stevenson Robert. "The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde". Ebooks.Adelaide.Edu.Au 2015 https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/s/stevenson/robert_louis/s848dj/complete.html. [...]
Thesis Statement: If this were just a story about good and evil, we wouldn’t need Mr. Utterson. But by focalizing the narrative through the lawyer, Stevenson lays the groundwork for an exploration of hidden desires and hypocrisy. As we discover, people who appear innocent and straightforward are shown to be dark and sinister when viewed closely. Dr. Jekyll, who is an heir to great wealth and respected by most, throws all that away and allows the inner self to take control of him.