Oxford Literature Companions: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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Oxford Literature Companions: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

By Garrett O'Doherty
US$ 11.24
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, the Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering context, language, characters and themes, with clear advice for assessment, examples of questions and annotated sample answers. This guide covers The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
      • The novella
  • Context
    • Biography of Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Historical and cultural context of the novel
    • The Victorian compromise
    • Colonialism
    • Education
    • Religion and science
    • Freud and psychology
    • Horror fiction and the gothic
  • Characters
    • Main characters
      • Dr Henry Jekyll
      • Mr Edward Hyde
      • Mr Gabriel Utterson
      • Dr Hastie Lanyon
      • Character summary
    • Minor characters
  • Language
    • The language of the novella
    • Language devices
    • Language and character
    • Language devices
    • Language and character
    • Dialogue
    • Language and setting
    • Creating tension and suspense
  • Themes
    • The duality of man
    • Secrecy and hypocrisy
    • Repressed desires
    • Rational versus irrational
    • The urban landscape
    • Friendship
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
      • Understanding key terms and definitions
      • Understanding the question
      • Selecting the right question
      • Extract-based questions
      • Writer’s craft questions
      • Planning your response
      • Writing your answer
      • What not to do in an exam answer
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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