Henry Jekyll: protagonist. Respected doctor. Experiments with good and evil. His goal is to separate these two.
Edward Hyde: a strange man who is described as ugly and deformed by many. He is Jekyll's "dark side." He is up to no good and people are suspicious about him.
Gabriel John Utterson: respected London lawyer. He is very boring. He is a good representation of what a Victorian gentleman would be like.
Dr. Hastie Lanyon: London doctor. Used to be good friends with Jekyll.
Mr. Enfield: is a relative and friend of Utterson, his personality is like Utterson's. He is reserved and has a good sense of morals.
Mr. Poole: Jekyll's loyal, reliable butler/servant.
Mr. Guest: handwriting expert, Utterson's clerk. He looks over the Hyde's and Jekyll's script.
Point of View
Point of View is the perspective in which a story is being told. In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the point of view is mainly third person limited. The story is told from the perspective of Mr. Utterson and we only know what he knows. During the last two chapters, the point of view changes to Dr. Lanyon and Dr. Jekyll. The last two chapters are from these two doctors perspectives and their experiences. Jekyll takes the reader what he went through and we find out the real mystery in Jekyll and Hyde.
In the novel, the door leading into Dr. Jekyll's laboratory is an example of an allegory. The door symbolizes the split of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, while outside the door is Jekyll and inside the lab is Hyde. The door is almost like a pathway to another world and holds the secrets of Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego.