Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and it had an excellent plot. The main reason the plot was so good is because this was a mystery, and I LOVE mysteries.
Dr. Jekyll started out as a good guy, but he had a vicious desire to do evil.
Before I continue with the rest of the review, I want to see if my readers could guess, ‘what was wrong with Jekyll wanting to live more than one life?’ If you guess the right answer, I’ll continue on with this story. If you don’t guess the right answer, I’ll still continue with the story……..
The answer to the above question: He should have been content with himself.
Dr. Jekyll was a scientist, and he concocted a mixture to change himself into a different person. When he drank this mixture, he became Mr. Hyde (his murderous alter ego).
Mr. Hyde was very different from Dr. Jekyll because he was able to kill people and commit hideous crimes without feeling bad about them. He thought that when he would commit a crime or do something wrong, he could switch back to his normal self (the respected Dr. Jekyll) and no one could find him. Soon, Mr. Hyde started to take over Dr. Jekyll. When ever Jekyll would go to bed or take a nap, he would automatically change in to Mr. Hyde. The character of Mr. Hyde was becoming so strong that it eventually overpowered Dr. Jekyll.
What I got from this book: When you become addicted to a certain sin, you have to do that sin constantly. When you try to stop – it becomes stronger and stronger, and it eventually can take over your life. This book is great for all ages, because all people suffer with overcoming certain sins. I think that it will help them to see what happens to people who let sin overtake their lives. They will end up dying spiritually and sometimes physically.
I would rate this book a 10 out of 10 because 1) I love mysteries and 2) It had a great plot.