Characters: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Henry Jekyll

A scientist with an upstanding reputation in the community, who nonetheless is beset by evil urges which he cannot act out.

  • Hypocrite: Jekyll refuses to take responsibility for Hyde's actions, and yet the reason he takes the potion was to enjoy committing evil acts as Hyde. He even says that the reason why his evil side took over when he drank the potion was because he had created it and was drinking it for an evil reason (he muses that had he done it with good intent, he would have turned into someone completely good). The author (in a letter to a friend) called this Jekyll's Fatal Flaw.

Mr. Edward Hyde

  • Would Hurt a Child: He has no problem trampling an innocent little girl just for pure fun.

Dr. Hastie Lanyon

Gabriel John Utterson