Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 8-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: 1800s, England

Genre: British Literature

Page Count: 64 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7 weeks

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Mr. Utterson, the lawyer, is perplexed and disturbed. His close friend of many years, the well-respected Dr. Henry Jekyll, has fallen into the company of one Edward Hydea man who, by all accounts, is cruel, unfeeling, and seemingly pure evil.
Fearing for his friend's life, Utterson tries to persuade Jekyll to rid himself of his new companion. Although Jekyll swears he can and will, Utterson continues to hear reports of the doctor's closeness to Hyde. The horrible crimes of the evil Mr. Hyde scandalize the community, and then when he murders a Member of Parliament, Utterson decides the situation is critical. Jekyll's relationship with Hyde must be stopped!
Utterson, however, does not realize the full extent of that relationship, and the desperate lengths to which Jekyll must go to sever it. A short novel examining the dangers of a man trying to release, control, and rid himself of his own dark nature.

A short book and excellent choice for freshman (and up) students who want a challenging story.

Progeny Press' Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts Credit: This High School level ELA curriculum gives your students one-quarter credit.
About the Author:
Meet Robert Louis Stevenson, the creative force behind the classic tale of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Explore the life, influences, and literary contributions of this renowned author.
Background Information: Read about Calvinist theology, providing a cultural and religious backdrop that adds beneficial context.
Vocabulary: Improve your understanding of the novel's language through dynamic exercises that make learning and retention an interactive and enjoyable experience.
Literary Techniques: Review the literary techniques employed by Stevenson, including grammar, idioms, allusions, point of view, mood, compare/contrast, synonyms, flashbacks, dictionary usage, narration, hubris, irony, and imagery.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Explore the deeper lessons within the story. Study themes of reputation, friendship, judgment, controlling one's tongue, mercy, justice, the nature of evil, pity, acknowledgment of sinful nature, temptation, understanding true freedom, navigating legalism and permissiveness, and the dangers of pride.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Expand your studies with a variety of activities, from mapping key locations to exploring Victorian England, contemplating human nature through art and poetry, delving into the Gothic genre, analyzing the impact of scientific progress, exploring the role of music and money, challenging yourself with crosswords, creating multimedia projects, engaging in drama, and exploring adaptations of the novel.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  Extend your literary journey with a curated reading list featuring more works by Robert Louis Stevenson and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Book Award:
#32 on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time

Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
England 1800s
British Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
72 pages
Study Guide Author:
Michael Poteet
For the Book By:
Robert Louis Stevenson

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    3 Reviews

  • Posted by Unknown on 16th Nov 2023


    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    This study guide was everything I needed for this novel. It provided thoughtful questions, that led to thoughtful discussions with my British Lit. class of 11/12th graders. The main idea of our discussions focused on the fact that there is both good and evil in the world, and we need to discern what is good, and what evil can look like. I have purchased several study guides from Progeny press in the past, and I will certainly continue to purchase from them in the future.

  • Posted by Debbra R. on 6th Mar 2015


    We've only just begun

    We've only just begun using the E-Guides from Progeny Press but so far we really are enjoying them. My son loves the option of being able to type his work or print it out. We looking forward to getting into them even more. Thank you for offering a great product.

  • Posted by Lyanne C. on 23rd Sep 2014



    Study guide itself is very well written. I like the idea how all the study guide materials are connected with the bible stories.