The besiegers, appalled by their own riot and the stillness that had succeeded, stood back a little and peered in. there lay the cabinet before their eyes in the quiet lamplight, a good fire glowing and chattering on the hearth, the kettle singing its thin strain, a drawer or two open, papers neatly set forth on the business table, and nearer the fire, the things laid out for tea; the quietest room, you would have said, and, but for the glazed presses full of chemicals, the most commonplace that night in london.
right in the middle there lay the body of a man sorely contorted and still twitching. they drew near on tiptoe, turned it on its back and beheld the face of edward hyde. he was dressed in clothes far too large for him, clothes of the doctor's bigness; the cords of his face still moved with a semblance of life, but life was quite gone: and by the crushed phial in the hand and the strong smell of kernels that hung upon the air, utterson knew that he was looking on the body of a self-destroyer.
"we have come too late,” he said sternly, "whether to save or punish. hyde is gone to his account; and it only remains for us to find the body of your master.”
how does this excerpt best develop the theme "good will always prevail over evil”?
the servants find that dr. jekyll’s room is calm and orderly.
mr. hyde is found dead in dr. jekyll’s laboratory.
chemicals and the doctor’s clothes are found with hyde.
the staff and utterson continue to look for dr. jekyll
In conclusion, your final answer should be "Mr. Hyde is found dead in Dr. Jekyll's laboratory."
Mr. Hyde is found dead in Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory.
Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" tells the story of how a much loved doctor's experiment led to his dual personality. And this alter ego became a monster who even murders people. leading the doctor to commit su ic ide just to prevent further damage by his over powering alter ego.
Dr. Jekyll had created Mr. Hyde, who seemed to have overtaken the will of the doctor and become more prominent. This led to a number of fateful events, to which the doctor decided to end everything, thus the su ic ide. And by committing this act, he killed the monster too. This discovery of the dead body of Hyde in Jekyll's laboratory shows that good will always prevail over evil, even though the monster may have reigned supreme over the good doctor. Jekyll had destroyed the evil in him, thus making an end to the monstrous acts of Hyde.
The answer is B
Mr. Hyde is found dead in Dr. Jekyll's laboratory
This excerpt from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde written by Robert Louis Stevenson, best supports the following theme:Evil can never truly hide itself.
As they find his body they start to connect the dots and realize what was going on, by the look of his clothes, the potion bottle (phial), the state of his body, etc.
"Utterson knew that he was looking on the body of a self-destroyer."
“Good will always prevails over evil”. The story “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is, perhaps, one of the best examples of this statement. Despite the fact that Mr Hyde was considered a “self-destroyer”, still kept deep inside him goodness.
…”papers neatly set forth on the business table, and nearer the fire, the things laid out for tea; the quietest room…”
...”Utterson knew that he was looking on the body of a self-destroyer…”
These two scenes are very contradictory. The first one describes a quiet room, everything perfectly settled, very contrary to the other scene where Mr Hyde is laying. A self-destroyer, that provides a peaceful place.
Hyde is finally revealed as to who he is and what is he doing there. The last two possible answers are not themes but rather plot elements, while the second is not found in this paragraph.