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Robert Louis Stevenson

External Influences on Stevenson’s Writings “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson was a familiar title to me and prior to reading it I believed I was well versed about the story. I knew that Dr. Jekyll was an intelligent man who experimented with the idea of creating a more powerful version of him that would release his deepest inhibitions. In addition, I believed that the people of the town were not fully aware of Mr. Hyde, only that there was a monster...

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Robert Louis Stevenson Research

Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson, abbreviated RLS, was an author during the Victorian literature period. He is credited with many novels, short stories, manuscripts, and musical compositions. He is well-known for works such as “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, “Treasure Island”, and “The Bottle Imp”. Similar to Victorian writing, Stevenson’s work was very dark in nature and often includes many characteristics and ideologies presented in Victorian literature. Born in...

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Technology and Science of Robert Louis Stevenson and Hebert George Wells

technologies as telegraph or electricity triggered new writers and influenced creation of the “literature of ideas”. The circle of the most acclaimed writers who employed technology and science in their oeuvre included Herbert George Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson and Ray Bradbury. H. G. Wells is well known for contribution to scientific romances, comic novels and the novels of ideas. As a scientist, he had an extensive knowledge in this matter. “Wells repeatedly employs evolution as motif in his...

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An Analysis of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

blame Utterson for failing to solve the case of Jekyll and Hyde before reading the letters—even the most skilled professional detective could not have deduced the supernatural circumstances surrounding the doctor and his darker half. Nevertheless, Stevenson uses this chapter to emphasize just how far away from the truth Utterson remains, extending almost to the point of absurdity. This is a commonality in many such stories that include an investigator. In "The Story of the Haunted Forest" from the Brothers...

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Robert Lewis Stevenson: the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - How Does Stevenson Establish Intrigue in His Novella? -

Robert Lewis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - How does Stevenson establish intrigue in his novella? - Intrigue: to interest someone a lot, especially by being strange, unusual or mysterious (Cambridge Dictionaries Online). The novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Lewis Stevenson manages to catch the reader’s interest and attention throughout the story by using diverse methods, mediums and literally devises which cause the reader much intrigue...

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How does R. L. Stevenson create suspense in 'The Last Night' chapter of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Robert Louis Stevensons Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a gothic novel in many of its aspects, but one of the most important reasons is that there is constant building of suspense. There are many ways that this is done: through his characters, through his vocabulary, the setting and even through the origins of the character of Hyde. Stevenson created the character of Utterson as a neutral base for the whole story; much like the table on which the dinner is served. But in the chapter of The Last Night...

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Treasure Island, by R L Stevenson. Describes the relationship between Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, and how this changes throughout the story.

Island" Set in the days of sails and ships, buried treasure and pirates, Treasure Island is an epic tale of a young boy by the name of Hawkins, and his search for the buried treasure of the notorious Captain Flint. Treasure Island is written by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 94), his other texts include The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Kidnapped. I choose to read and review this book because I was familiar with some of Stevenson's other work and I had also watched and enjoyed the children's...

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Discuss the Ways in Which Stevenson Explores the Idea of 'Good' and 'Evil' in the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Why, in Your Opinion, Did the Book Become so Popular in Victorian England?

Discuss the ways in which Stevenson explores the idea of 'good' and 'evil' in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Why, in your opinion, did the book become so popular in Victorian England? '...I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of life'. In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson delves into the theme of 'good and evil' comprehensively. As the novella unfolds from chapter to chapter, the theme of 'good and evil' simultaneously progresses and...

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A feminist reading of Doris Lessing’s ‘To Room Nineteen’ and ‘Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson using ideas discussed in ‘The Second Sex’ by Simone de Beauvoir

A feminist reading of Doris Lessing’s ‘To Room Nineteen’ and ‘Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson using ideas discussed in ‘The Second Sex’ by Simone de Beauvoir. The concept of Simone de Beauvoir’s myth of women discussed in ‘The Second Sex’ was still very much prevalent in the 1960s when ‘To Room nineteen’ was set and certainly at the time of ‘Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’. In the 1960s, in accordance with the second wave of feminism, women were thought...

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How Does Stevenson Represent Victorian Society in His Novella 'Jekyll and Hyde'?

How Does Stevenson Represent Victorian Society In His Novella 'Jekyll And Hyde'? Throughout the novella 'Jekyll and Hyde', Robert Louis Stevenson represents Victorian society in various ways. The characters used in the novella are an example of what Stevenson thought of London in Victorian times. Moral views of people living around this time have changed imensely to the present. The Victorian era seems to be a time of many contradictions and secrets from the rest of society. Any thoughts or feelings...

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