chapter-10 - Show My English
Transcript chapter-10 - Show My English
“Henry Jekyll’s Full Statement of
Point of View….
• Whose Point of View is this chapter told from? How is
this different to the rest of the novel?
• This chapter is a first hand account from Jekyll and
therefore, by extension, Mr Hyde too. The rest of the
novel, while in the third person, has shown us the events
through the eyes of Utterson.
• Utterson, a rational and sceptical man cannot unravel
the mysteries of the novel on his own, as he is unable to
see beyond the material and logical. He does not for a
moment consider any supernatural explanations, despite
other characters like Poole suggesting them. By ending
the chapter with Jekyll’s voice, Stevenson is able to
unravel all the mystery.
Read pages 69 - 72
• What is Dr. Jekyll’s internal conflict? How does he attempt to resolve
• “and indeed the worst of my faults was a certain…grave
countenance before the public.” People admire Jekyll’s good
nature, but Jekyll wanted to be bad.
• What is meant by “I stood already committed to a profound duplicity
• Jekyll knew that he would have to be two different people: one in
public and one in private.
• What are the risks of drinking the potion? (71)
• Jekyll could die.
• How does it make Jekyll feel? (72)
• Jekyll felt younger, lighter, and happier in the body of Mr. Hyde. He
also felt free to do whatever he wanted.
Read pages 72 - 74
• What does Hyde represent? (SYMBOLISM)
• Hyde represents the evil side of Jekyll. His smaller size
shows that evil is part man but less than a total man.
• How does Hyde’s appearance affect him when he looks
into the mirror? (73)
• Jekyll was not repulsed by what he saw in the mirror
because this was still him-his evil side which is a small
part of him.
• How does Hyde return to being Jekyll?(74)
• He drinks a potion to return to Jekyll.
Read pages 75 - 76
• What arrangements does Jekyll make to maintain his duality?
• Jekyll furnished an apartment and hired a housekeeper for Hyde’s
place. He told his servants that Mr. Hyde will be able to use the lab
as he wishes. Jekyll also drew up a will in which Mr. Hyde was the
• Explain the quote on page 75: “Think of it – I did not even exist!”
• Jekyll could get away with all of his evil deeds by becoming Mr.
Hyde. He could still keep his respectable image.
• How does Jekyll feel about Hyde’s actions? (76)
• Jekyll did not approve of Hyde’s acts, but he could sleep at night
because it was Hyde who was guilty, not him. “he could even make
haste, where it was possible to un-do the evil done by Hyde. And
thus his conscience slumbered.”
• What new information does Jekyll reveal about the
incident of trampling the girl? (76)
• We learn it was an accident and he feared for his life.
He later set up a checking account for Hyde.
Read pages 77 - 80
What does Jekyll become determined to
To stay Dr. Jekyll and be rid of Hyde
forever- because he enjoyed being
around friends and being good and
Is Jekyll successful at doing this?
No, at the last minute he drinks the
potion and becomes Hyde again
What provoked Jekyll to murder Sir
He was very anxious to become Mr.
Hyde after two months of being Jekyll. It
was as if he could not contain himself
once given an outlet
Read pages 81 - 83
What happens after Hyde murders Sir Carew? (81)
He ran to the house in Soho to destroy his documentsthen went back to the lab and changed back to Jekyll.
Why was the key crushed? (81)
The key is crushed so Hyde can not get into the labhe tried to repair some of the damage he had caused
What other internal conflict does Jekyll encounter?(82)
Struggling to decide who he wants to be- Hyde or
Jekyll. “I was still cursed with my duality of purpose”
• Is Jekyll able to get rid of Hyde? Why or
why not? (83)
• No, Hyde takes over Jekyll and changes
• Why does he write the letter to Dr.
• He needed to get drugs from the lab and
could not do this as Hyde- he knew
Lanyon would help him.
Read pages 84 - The End
Does his visit to Dr. Lanyon’s prove helpful to him? (85)
He gets the drugs and is able to return to Dr. Jekyll but it hurts his
friendship with Lanyon.
In the last paragraph on page 85 , what incident is Jekyll
Hyde taking over his body and Jekyll having to take a double dose
to change back to Jekyll- whenever he relaxed, Hyde took over.
How do Jekyll and Hyde begin to feel about each other? (86-87)
They both hate each other- Jekyll hates Hyde because Hyde has
dominated Jekyll- Hyde hates Jekyll because he knows Jekyll can
destroy him by committing suicide.
What goes wrong with the medicine? (87)
His supply of salt ran low- so he sends Poole
to get more when he mixes the potion, it does
What leads to Jekyll’s ultimate death? (88)
He (Jekyll) kills himself in order to be rid of
Hyde- as Jekyll loses conscience, Hyde
appears, and it is the writing body of the dying
Hyde which Utterson and Poole discover.
Make a list of all the questions that have been answered in
Here are some you may have come up with…
Why did Jekyll have a will leaving everything to Hyde?
Why did Hyde kill Carew?
Why were Jekyll and Hyde’s handwriting similar?
Why did Jekyll seem to improve straight after Carew’s murder?
Why did Jekyll go into a decline and isolate himself?
Why did Jekyll disappear from the window when talking to Enfield
• Where did Jekyll disappear to?
Evil…. Evil…. Evil…. Evil…. Evil…. Evil…. Evil….
Put these situations in rank order from most to least evil. Be prepared
to give reasons for your choices.
1. Leading a double life and deceiving your friends
2. Killing a defenceless man in cold blood.
3. Stamping on / trampling on a young child because they are in your
4. Lying to your friend.
5. Not helping your friend who you suspect is in a lot of trouble.
6. Deliberately turning your back on a friend when he/she needs help.
7. Lying to yourself about your addictions.
8. Committing suicide.
9. Being a disloyal employee and revealing your employer’s secrets to
10.Knowingly carrying out dubious science experiments, even when
you know they may be dangerous.