Poole Character Analysis in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Poole has been in Jekyll’s service for many years and recognizes that the voice answering to Dr. Jekyll is not the doctor’s. The question of who might be in the laboratory and what happened to Jekyll creates a tone of suspense and mystery, spurring readers’ curiosity.
Dr. Jekyll: This is the elderly gentleman at the center of the story who struggles with the dual nature of his personality. Although very kind and friendly to his friends, Dr. Jekyll has a dark side which he chooses to express in the person of Mr. Hyde. Although he valiantly tries to keep Mr. Hyde bottled up inside, eventually the dark side of his personality wins out, threatening his well.
The novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde falls into the genres of Gothic fiction, psychological horror, mystery, suspense, sensation fiction and science fiction. A little more than 60 pages long, about two-thirds of the text consists of Utterson’s attempts to discover the connection between Jekyll and Hyde, in the manner of the amateur detective story popularized by Wilkie Collins.
Afterward, one of the Jekyll’s butlers Mr. Poole come over to the place of Utterson claiming that Jekyll has secluded himself in his laboratory since weeks and now the strange voice is coming from it which is not of Dr. Jekyll. Utterson and Poole break the door and finds the twitching body of Hyde, which seems a suicide. Utterson finds a letter claiming to explain everything.
That evening, in his apartment, Mr. Utterson has further reason to be interested in Mr. Hyde because Dr. Jekyll’s will has an unusual clause that stipulates that Edward Hyde is to be the sole beneficiary of all of Jekyll’s wealth and property. Utterson goes, therefore, to visit an old friend, Dr. Lanyon, who tells him that some ten years ago, he and Dr. Jekyll became estranged because of a.
It was late in the afternoon, when Mr. Utterson found his way to Dr. Jekyll’s door, where he was at once admitted by Poole, and carried down by the kitchen offices and across a yard which had once been a garden, to the building which was indifferently known as the laboratory or dissecting rooms. The doctor had bought the house from the heirs of a celebrated surgeon; and his own tastes being.
Jekyll’s butler Poole visits Utterson one night after dinner. Deeply agitated, he says only that he believes there has been some “foul play” regarding Dr. Jekyll; he quickly brings Utterson to his master’s residence. The night is dark and windy, and the streets are deserted, giving Utterson a premonition of disaster. When he reaches Jekyll’s house, he finds the servants gathered.