Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Robert Louis Stevenson

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Characters

Dr. Jekyll

is the old friend of Mr. Utterson and Dr. Lanyon, whose changing behavior causes suspicion all round as to his mental state. He is introduced as a kind, professorial gentleman, but comes under criticism… (read full character analysis)

Mr. Hyde

is the other identity of Dr Jekyll, but is first known to us as a separate character. He appears in the gruesome anecdotes of Enfield and the maid, as a horrifically violent gentleman… (read full character analysis)

Mr. Gabriel Utterson

is a lawyer whose perspective the novel follows for most of the story as he tries to uncover the mystery of Dr. Jekyll connection to Mr. Hyde. He is introduced as a kind and… (read full character analysis)

Dr. Hastie Lanyon

is one of Dr. Jekyll’s professional contemporaries and an old friend of both he and Utterson, though at the outset of the story, he is revealed to have qualms with Jekyll’s scientific methods… (read full character analysis)

Mr. Enfield

is a friend of Utterson's, with whom he takes Sunday walks. He is the one who first tells Utterson the story of Mr. Hyde’s violence. He is a good example of the secrecy… (read full character analysis)
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is the loyal servant of Dr. Jekyll, who greets visitors at the house and eventually is instrumental in the discovery and confession of his master. His near constant presence and yet his fear and… (read full character analysis)
Minor Characters
Sir Danvers Carew
An elderly, well-respected member of Parliament who is murdered by Mr. Hyde.