Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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The Appearance of Evil Symbol Analysis

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When Mr. Hyde is first described, he is associated with a strange, unnerving sensation, a sensation of evil. Mr. Enfield describes it as a “deformity”, but it is not a physical condition – it is something more ethereal and unexplained. This, from the outset, is what marks Hyde as a different kind of being from the other characters, whose professionalism and reserve keep them on the right side of the law. Not only is Hyde again and again associated with this intangible deformity, but it seems also to affect those around him, who feel a kind of instinctive and powerful hatred for Hyde that is beyond their normal limits. For instance, Hyde's housekeeper, an old woman, wears an expression of “odious joy” when she thinks Hyde might be in trouble. Hyde's evil seems to bring out the dark side of others, suggesting the reality of the duality that Jekyll has been trying to prove, that there is evil and good, odious and joyous, in everything.
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The Appearance of Evil Symbol Timeline in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The timeline below shows where the symbol The Appearance of Evil appears in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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...through the dark street and ponder the inexplicable grotesqueness of the man. There is something deformed, even monstrous, about Hyde, but Utterson cannot place what detail gives him that impression. (full context)
Chapter 4
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The policeman requests to search Hyde’s rooms. The old lady’s face is filled with “odious joy” as she expresses her interest that Hyde is in trouble. She lets the men in... (full context)
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...identify him. The descriptions they gather of Hyde only have one sure detail, his unexplained deformed appearance. (full context)
Chapter 9
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...a visitor at midnight, and meets him on the porch. The visitor is a small, evil-looking man, who slinks into the house with suspicious glances to the street, and hurries at... (full context)