Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

How does Stevenson use vivid language in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and what are 5 examples?

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1) He uses descriptions of the city at night to invoke a feeling of dread.

2) Chapter Nine quotation- descriptive language sets the novel's climax-

‘He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth' and ‘he seemed to swell- his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter'


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3) Another description of the city at night; a moment when Poole and Utterson prepare themselves to break into the study of Jekyll's study; it carries a gothic flavor-

"[t]he scud had banked over the moon, and it was now quite dark. The wind, which only broke in puffs and draughts into that deep well of building, tossed the light of the candle to and fro about their steps."

Chapter Nine- Lanyon's description of Jekyll and Hyde as one man...... how the two become one and change into one another.

“what he told me in the next hour I cannot bring my mind to set on paper.”

5) The characterization of Mr. Utterson

"cold, scanty, and embarrassed in discourse…yet somehow lovable."