“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
Underline the sentence that most closely functions as the central idea in each paragraph. Summarize this sentence in the margin. If the paragraph does not contain a clear sentence relating the central idea to the reader, compose a short central idea in the margin.
Highlight and annotate specific details which characterize Mr. Utterson, Mr. Enfield, and the man who knocks down the girl. Write a brief character description for each character in the margin.
Annotate the uses of simile in the last paragraph. Compose a brief statement in the margin explaining the impact of the simile.
Stevenson places clear emphasis on establishing irony in the text. In nearly every paragraph, the author provides details about settings, characters, and events that seem to contrast what the reader might expect.
a. Highlight as many examples of irony as you can find. Jot the contrast in the margin (“dusty, dreary” yet “lovable” -from the first sentence)
b. Compose a sentence at the end of the narrative which suggests what the impact of irony might be.