Jekyll and Hyde


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Je·kyll and Hyde

 (jĕk′əl, jē′kəl; hīd′)
n. Informal
One who has a dual personality that alternates between phases of good and evil behavior.

[After The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson.]

Jekyll and Hyde

(ˈdʒɛkəl; haɪd)
n
(Psychology)
a. a person with two distinct personalities, one good, the other evil
b. (as modifier): a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality.
[C19: after the principal character of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)]

Jek′yll and Hyde′

(ˈdʒɛk əl, ˈdʒi kəl)
n.
a person marked by dual personality, one aspect of which is good and the other bad.
[after the protagonist of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)]
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Noun1.Jekyll and Hyde - someone with two personalities - one good and one evil
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
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Jekyll and Hyde

n a Jekyll and Hyde (character)eine Art Jekyll und Hyde
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This double exposure photograph has become an iconic image in studies of Jekyll and Hyde and its adaptation for stage and screen (see Plate 1); it is used, for example, as the cover for Julia Reid's recent Robert Louis Stevenson, Science and the Fin de Siecle and Martin Danahay and Alex Chisholm's Jekyll and Hyde Dramatized, which also reproduces the script of Mansfield's performance.
6) Significantly, although the early film versions resist any suggestions of homosexuality by making both Jekyll and Hyde heterosexual, they also emphasise the function of sexual repression in the story.