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Stevenson uses many techniques, settings, and
characters to make this passage especially horrific and mysterious. This
passage is situated near the start of the novella and is vital to the sense of
mystery and horror in this novella. It is one of the main events which really
starts the detective side to this novella and so forth there is a strong sense
of mystery within this passage. This passage is also vital to creating a real
hatred based connection between us and Hyde and allows us to keep this
connection through the rest of the story.                                                                                                             One
of the first ways Stevenson coveys a sense of horror is through the gothic
technique of pathetic fallacy. In the first few lines Stevenson uses this when
he writes ‘A fog rolled over the city’. Fog can be
seen as confusing and disorientating, and fog has been used elsewhere in this
novella to show confusion. It is also disorientating and causes you to feel as
if you are being trapped. The effect of this is that you feel claustrophobic
almost as if you are trapped within the fog which seems to have blanketed
London. Fog itself also blankets your vision and can cause you to feel alone,
this adds to the sense of isolation making you feel helpless and at risk.
Stevenson has also used personification when he writes ‘the fog rolled over’.                                                                                                      Later on, through the
passage Stevenson uses irony to convey a sense of mystery and horror he does
this when he writes ‘(she used to say, with streaming tears, when she narrated
that experience) never had she felt more at peace with all men or thought more
kindly of the world.’ This adds to the sense of mystery in many ways, firstly
is when Stevenson writes ‘(she used to say, with streaming tears, when she
narrated that experience).’ She is referring to the maid however, the real
mystery starts when Stevenson writes ‘with streaming tears’ this sparks the
immediate question why is she crying? And this idea of mystery is added too
when Stevenson writes ‘when she narrated that experience’ this answers part of
our previous question and lets us know that it was something she experienced
but he doesn’t answer the question fully still leaving boxes unticked in a way
furthermore, this makes us even more intrigued and builds up a real sense of mystery,
but the sense of horror is created in the realisation that comes to the reader.
This happens when you realize that it is only logical that ‘that experience’ is
the murder mentioned in the title however, you can’t be certain and are left
involved in the situation (of the murder) but clueless about it at the same
time overall, this leaves you horrified but intrigued.                                                                                                           Stevenson
builds up the feeling of horror and disgust (for Hyde) by describing the older
gentleman as innocent, polite and handsome he does this when he writes ‘the
older man bowed and accosted the other with a very pretty manner of politeness’
Stevenson conveys the character of Carew as polite and handsome, and he also
describes his manner as ‘pretty’. This of course creates the effect that
Carew’s character is some what likable and causes us to like this character.
Stevenson has done this so that when Carew is killed we feel especially
offended, he has also done this so that it causes us to create a more personal connection
of hatred between us and Hyde. Also by making the character of Carew seem
polite and gentle we feel as if he is innocent this makes us even more offended
by his death because his murder now seems irrational and makes Hyde seem psychotic
and as if he kills for fun. This too adds to the Mystery of this passage
because so far as the reader we have made a connection of hatred with Hyde and
so far, we feel as if we know Hyde personally but now this new side to him
causes us to feel as if we don’t know him furthermore, this adds to the mystery
of Hyde and the horror of Carew’s death.                                                                                               Stevenson
continues to present Hyde as psychotic and irrational is Carew’s murder. We
already knew that Hyde was irrational and crazy however, we can really see
later on the horror of the death. Stevenson writes ‘And then all of a sudden he
broke out in a great flame of anger, stamping with his foot, brandishing the
cane, and carrying on (as the maid described it) like a madman.’ This adds to
the sense of horror in this passage because it shows Hyde’s unpredictable
nature, Hyde is shown almost like an untamed animal, he is violent and hard to
predict and this gives the effect that he isn’t human, Stevenson shows this
when he later describes his anger as ‘ape-like fury.’ The horror of this is in
Hyde’s anger, so far, the gentleman has been showing manners and politeness
towards Hyde however, Hyde seems to have broken into a spiralling fury, Hyde is
honestly deeply angry without reason, not only that but he is furious. Fury is
a deep hatred mixed with anger and this is horrific because the thought of pure
unfiltered anger can be quite scary. This adds to the sense of horror in this
passage because it seems as if Hyde can not be reasoned with and this causes us
to feel as if the only method of communication he knows is violence.                                                            The real horror of
the chapter is in the violence of Carew’s death. Stevenson showes this horror
when he writes ‘he was trampling his victim under foot, and hailing down a
storm of blows, under which the bones were audibly shattered, and the body
jumped up on the roadway.’ We have seen Hyde trample his victims before, but
now we realise every time he has done it so far, he has done it to seemingly
innocent victims, this adds to the idea of unpredictability in Hyde’s character.
Horror is also conveyed in the way Stevenson has described the bones breaking.
He describes them as being ‘audibly shattered’ this adds a horrific sense to
this line and Stevenson’s use of senses adds a different dimension to this
passage and makes the event easier to picture. This increases the sense of
horror of the passage because the event becomes more personal and real. Another
way Stevenson shows Carew’s state after the event is by describing seizures
that happened to his body after some vital organs were potentially damaged Stevenson
writes ‘and the body jumped up on the roadway.’ This is quite a depressing
image and after Stevenson has incorporated the senses in the passage this too
seems more real and vivid.                                                                                                  The
real detective side in the novella comes out in this passage, like every
detective story there is a corpse, Carew’s body was describes as ‘incredibly
mangled’ this quote also offers an insight into the brutality of the murder,
but like every detective novel there needs to be a lead, or clue or something
to search for, other than a suspect. In this case it was the other end of the
walking can that Mr Hyde was carrying. Stevenson gives this passage a detective
side to it when he writes ‘one splintered half had rolled in the neighbouring
gutter- the other, without doubt, had been carried away by the murder.’ This is
a very mysterious extract from this passage. It also gives this novella the
detective side to it. It does this by giving the reader an incentive to find Mr
Hyde.  

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