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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde A class Project

Marta Corrales 3ยบB IES Cristo del Rosario, Zafra (Badajoz) 07/03/2014


Information about the book: The tittle of the book is “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, and is writer by Robert Louis Stevenson, he was born on the 13th of November of 1850 and die on the 3th of December of 1894, was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are this book, Treasure Island and Kidnapped. At the beginning of autumn of 1885, Stevenson's thoughts revolved around the idea of the duality of man and how to incorporate the good and evil side of a person into a story. One night he had a dream, and when got up he had the idea for two or three scenes that would appear in the book. This book is publishing by Burlington, is and activity reader for 4º ESO.

For me, the main characters are: UTTERSON: He’s a thin, tall and dark man but a faithful and good friend. ENFIELD: He’s Utterson's cousin and is very friendly and educated. LANYON: He’s a healthy gentleman with white hair. JEKYLL: He is tall, educated, studious and very noble and good. HYDE: He’s an evil man, small, and very cold and impassive. POOLE: He’s a good and loyal person.

Summary: Mr. Utterson is informed by his friend Mr. Enfield about a story that happened in one of the streets of London, a man of inconsiderable aspect hit a girl. Aroused by curiosity begins to investigate this man is discovering that Edward Hyde, an acquaintance of his friend Dr. Henry Jekyll. While Utterson still investigating, there was a murder in which the attacker returns to Hyde.


Mr. Utterson begins to be worry about the relationship that his friend and client Jekyll has with Hyde, a murderer, but it disappears for a time. One day appeared Pool, Jekyll’s servant, in the house of Utterson for help him. Both went to Jekyll’s house, and then tear down the door of the house, they found the body without life of Mr. Hyde in Jekyll’s lab, along with some letters. These letters explained everything; Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll was the same person. The doctor had the obsession to experience the bad side of the people, he had been a perfect boy all his life and he was tired. This is achieved by Jekyll invents a potion that when he drink it, becomes into a bad person, Mr. Hyde was taking over his body until the two characters began to hate them. The ingredients that made the potion was finished and could not find the pure substance to manufacture the exact potion, fighting against each other, and the potion finished and with it the two men.

Personal opinion: I love this book; it’s very interesting who one person wants to divide himself, and very interesting too that who he can do it. At the beginning was a little bit boring, but later there was more scheme and the end is very enjoy. Is different to others books that I read.


Vocabulary: lawyer

abogado

Mr. Utterson was a lawyer

soon

pronto

See you soon

suspect

sospechoso

I’ve got a suspect in the murder

building

edificio

There are four buildings here

nobody

nadie

There’s nobody in this party

surprised

sorprendido

She was surprised with the news

key

llave

I forget my key on the bag

corner

esquina

Mi bedroom have four corners

pocket

bolsillo

I keep the money on my pocket

argue

discutir

You always argue with your brother

servants

sirvientes

People have a lot of servants

trouble

dificultad

Your exams are very trouble

pale

pálido

He is became pale

cane

bastón

I have eight cane

bones

huesos

We have bones

fireplace

chimenea

Mi sister has a fireplace in her house

courtyard

patio

Their house have a courtyard

boxes

cajas

We have a lot of boxes

armchair

sillon

In my living room I have an armchair

chemicals

químicas

This has a lot of chemicals reactions

clues

pistas

The policeman has clues


manner

manera

Of this manner all is better

murder

asesinato

There was a murder

hide

esconder

I hide your mobile phone

handwritin g

escritura a mano I have a book of handwritting

suddlendly

de repente

Suddlendly I cut the paper

capture

capturar

She capture an image of the countryside

reward

premio

You have a reward for the competition

spectacle

espectaculo

Don’t make a spectacle!

before

antes

You arrive before me

woman

mujer

She is a pretty woman

strange

estraño

Is a very strange case

letter

carta

Put the letter in the table

owner

propietario

He’s the owner

cup

taza

We put the water in a cup

Home

Hogar

She regress home

Strong

fuerte

He is a strong man

Hat

Sombrero

I bought a hat

Coat

abrigo

She has a brown coat

view

vista

This room has beautiful view


Private

pivado

He’s room is private

lab

laboratorio

Herny has a lab


Marta Corrales. DR Jekyll and Mr Hyde