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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Sample Paper & Response

| Tuesday September 10, 2013

Categories: Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Sample Paper and Exemplar Answer (AQA, 2014)

In preparation for the exam pupils can do the enclosed sample question provided by AQA as an exemplar. They will be able to draw on all their notes from the lessons to enable them to prepare for this exercise.

Starting with this extract how does Stevenson present Mr Hyde as a frightening character?

‘We have common friends,’ said Mr Utterson.
‘Common friends!’ echoed Mr Hyde, a little hoarsely. ‘Who are they?’
‘Jekyll, for instance,’ said the lawyer.
‘He never told you,’ cried Mr Hyde, with a flush of anger. ‘I did not think you would have lied.’
‘Come,’ said Mr Utterson, ‘that is not fitting language.’
The other snarled aloud into a savage laugh; and the next moment, with extraordinary quickness, he had unlocked the door and disappeared into the house.
The lawyer stood awhile when Mr Hyde had left him, the picture of disquietude. Then he began slowly to mount the street, pausing every step or two and putting his hand to his brow like a man in mental perplexity. The problem he was thus debating as he walked was one of a class that is rarely solved. Mr Hyde was pale and dwarfish; he gave an impression of deformity without any nameable malformation, he had a displeasing smile, he had borne himself to the lawyer with a sort of murderous mixture of timidity and boldness, and he spoke with a husky whispering and somewhat broken voice, – all these were points against him; but not all of these together could explain the hitherto unknown disgust, loathing and fear with which Mr Utterson regarded him. ‘There must be something else,’ said the perplexed gentleman. ‘There is something more, if I could...

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