The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is actually a novella and we had shared its download links here. This novella was written by famous novelist Robert Louis Stevenson & published on 5 January 1886. After the publication, this novella gets immediate success. Even it becomes popular among the readers who don’t like to read fiction.
In Chapter 1 of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Mr. Utterson & Mr. Enfield are out for their usual Sunday walk in the park. These two men are distant relatives and have little in common. On this particular walk, Enfield is reminded of an incident he had been in the other night. On that night, he had encountered a man that had trampled a young girl. A crowd quickly formed, and they demanded the man pay recompense to girl for her injuries. The man agreed & proceeded to enter the warehouse, then returned with ten British pounds in coins, and a check for ninety pounds which was signed by a well-known London scientist. This deformed man turns out to be Mr. Hyde.
In Chapter two, Mr. Utterson goes home and looks at the will of a friend whose name is Dr. Jekyll. In this will, Dr. Jekyll is tutoring Utterson to give his assets to the man named Mr. Hyde if Jekyll dies or disappears. Confused about what the relationship of Jekyll is with the Mr. Hyde, Utterson drives to Dr. Lanyon to figure it out.
However, he learns that Lanyon & Jekyll haven’t been talking due to Jekyll’s research. That night, Utterson has a nightmare where he sees Mr. Hyde run over a child, and then in a next moment, he’s at Jekyll’s bed telling him to get up. This motivates Utterson to stake out the building where Enfield saw the girl get run over in the hopes that he’d run into Mr. Hyde. Mr. Utterson sees Mr. Hyde and asked to see his face. When Mr. Hyde complies, Utterson is horrified.
In the last part of the conversation, Mr. Hyde gives Utterson his personal address. This implies Hyde believes Jekyll will die soon as after his demise, Mr. Utterson will need to have Hyde’s address to transfer Jekyll’s assets. Later, Mr. Utterson visits the house of Dr. Jekyll. We acquire that Utterson has known the warehouse is actually Jekyll’s laboratory.
Next, Utterson meets Mr. Poole, who is Jekyll’s butler. The butler told to Utterson that Mr. Hyde has the key to laboratory, and that servants have been instructed to follow Mr. Hyde’s orders. Utterson figures this is proof that Dr. Jekyll is being extorted by Mr. Hyde.
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In Chapter three, Jekyll throws the party, and Utterson stays late to talk with him. Utterson tells them that he’s been learning about Mr. Hyde which catches Dr. Jekyll off-guard. Dr. Jekyll has Utterson promise that he’ll enforce his will.
In Chapter four, which is about one year later, it’s early in the morning when a maid sees a man beat to death. She identifies the attacker is Mr. Hyde. The victim turns out to be Danvers Carew the prominent participant of the parliament. Utterson leads the police to Hyde’s address, where they find a burnt checkbook & the murder weapon. The police figure out that Hyde still has an open account at the bank. They plan to palisade it out and wait for Mr. Hyde to come to close the account – but he never shows.
In Chapter five, after the murder of Sir Danvers, Utterson goes towards Jekyll’s laboratory to figure out if he knows the whereabouts of Mr. Hyde. Jekyll claims that Mr. Hyde is gone for good. Jekyll shows Utterson the letter from Hyde that claims he plans to escape and that Jekyll shouldn’t worry about him anymore. Utterson takes the letter and asks Jekyll who wrote his will. The Jekyll confesses that it was dictated by Mr. Hyde. Utterson figures that Jekyll just narrowly escaped being murdered. Utterson takes the letter & goes to Mr. Guest who’s a handwriting expert. Mr. Guest states that the letter Jekyll said was written by Mr. Hyde actually his Jekyll’s handwriting. This confuses Utterson because he can’t understand why Jekyll would write a letter for a murderer?
In Chapter six, with the Mr. Hyde gone, Dr. Jekyll’s health improves dramatically. So much so, that Dr. Jekyll hosts a dinner party and Utterson & Lanyon both go to it. But the few days after the party, Utterson mysteriously can’t reach Jekyll anymore. Utterson talks with Jekyll’s butler, and the butler says that his master isn’t receiving guests. So Utterson decides to visit the Lanyon to understand what happened since the party. It turns out, Lanyon is deadly ill and doesn’t want to talk about Jekyll. But, Lanyon does tell Addison that he’ll figure everything out after Lanyon passes away.
Utterson tries writing letters to Jekyll. Jekyll replies that he’s gonna be completely reclusive from this point on. Shortly after, Lanyon pass away & Utterson finds a letter addressed to him and to be opened only after Jekyll’s death.
In Chapter Seven, Utterson & Enfield are on their walks when they passed by Jekyll’s house, and coincidentally see him sticking his head out of the window getting some air. Jekyll looks extremely sick, so they invite him on a walk which they think could help. However, all of the sudden Jekyll gets this horrified look on his face, quickly closes the window and runs deeper into the house. Shocked, & confused, Mr. Utterson & Mr. Enfield leave.
In chapter 8, sometime later, Mr. Poole calls Mr. Utterson over to Jekyll’s house. He reports that some man is in Jekyll’s laboratory, and it’s not Jekyll. Mr. Utterson is confused why the assailant is sticking around after a crime. Mr. Poole informed Mr. Utterson that that voice has been sending him all over town looking for one specific ingredient. Utterson wonders if Jekyll has some strange disease that vicissitudes him.
The butler says that the man looks similar to the Mr. Hyde, Utterson & the butler eventually break into the laboratory & find a dead Mr. Hyde who is wearing Dr. Jekyll’s clothes. They also find a huge mirror, which is out of place for a laboratory. Utterson finds three documents.
- One is a new will that leaves Jekyll’s estate to Utterson.
- The second is a note dated that day, which tells Utterson to go to home & read the letter from Lanyon.
- Third, there’s a sealed envelope.
Chapter nine is entirely a dictation of the letter from the Dr. Lanyon in it, Lanyon told us that he was instructed by Dr. Jekyll to break into his laboratory to retrieve ingredients and a man would come to collect the items of midnight. Lanyon does this and the man arrives right at midnight. The man makes a concoction, and just before drinking it asks Dr. Lanyon if he really wanna see this. Lanyon replies that he’s already so involved that he may as well. With that, Hyde takes the glass, drinks it, & transforms into doctor Jekyll.
Chapter 10 is entirely the 3rd item found in Jekyll’s laboratory, the sealed envelope containing his detailed confession. In this confession, Jekyll writes about how he became crazy with separating 2 parts of a human; the good part and the evil part.
After lots of research, Jekyll finally finds the potion that will do just that. The potion transforms Jekyll into the worst part of him. Jekyll finds this exhilarating & liberating. Eventually, Jekyll even sets up a house and a bank account for his alter ego, Mr. Hyde. However, one-night Jekyll involuntarily transformed into the Mr. Hyde during his sleep. This shocked and scared Dr. Jekyll, having to think about how he might permanently transform into the Mr. Hyde. He planned to stop taking potion.
However, he slipped up and did one time. When he turned into the Mr. Hyde was when he murdered sir Danvers Carew. After that, Dr. Jekyll stops taking the potion completely. This is the point when Dr. Jekyll’s health improved dramatically in Chapter six. However, one day Jekyll was bored and decided to dip into the dark nature that Mr. Hyde practiced. This caused Dr. Jekyll to transform into Mr. Hyde in the broad daylight. At this point is when he asked Lanyon to break into his laboratory and bring him the ingredients he needed.
After getting back towards his house, he began sending Mr. Poole all over town looking for the special ingredient in the potion. In Dr. Jekyll’s last moments, he wrote this letter.
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