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Jekyll Symbols

'Jekyll & Hyde' revision notes SYMBOLS GCSE English Ormerod

Locked doors/windows Keep people out and prevent access/keep things hidden or contained. Secrecy & repression.
Fog Ever-present in the story. Hides your actions but also means that you are unable to see clearly.
City streets Labyrinthine = mysterious & confusing. Often described as empty. Hidden dangers can be waiting unseen. Nightmarish.
Jekyll's house/laboratory Respectable/wealthy/comfortable v. uncared for/dirty/untidy
Servants i.e. Poole vs Hyde's servant Faithful, trustworthy v. hypocritical, evil. Appropriate to their masters.
Breaking down of the door Truth to be revealed.
Sleep Lack of sleep linked to nightmares and troubled conscience. Jekyll involuntarily turns into Mr Hyde in his sleep. When asleep - uncontrolled, vulnerable.
Light & Darkness Light & dark (& weather & fog) used to create atmosphere/mirror what is happening in the story = pathetic fallacy.
Created by: lesleycollins



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