Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are in fact a single character. Until the end of the novel, the two personas seem nothing alike—the well-liked, respectable doctor and the hideous, depraved Hyde are almost opposite in type and personality.
Why did Jekyll call his other personality Hyde?
Hyde, as his name indicates, represents the fleshy (sexual) aspect of man which the Victorians felt the need to hide — as Utterson once punned on his name: Well, if he is Mr. Hyde, I will be Mr. Seek. Jekyll), he is, therefore, symbolically represented as being much smaller than Dr.
Why is Jekyll and Hyde still relevant today?
The book is relevant today because in the same way that Jekyll is addicted to Hyde, people in modern society are addicted to alcohol and cigarettes to relieve pressure. The message in this book is if we ignore our evil side it will return with more vengeance which you wouldnt be able to control.
How was Hyde evil?
He is violent and commits terrible crimes - the trampling of an innocent young girl and the murder of Carew. He is unforgiving and doesnt repent for his crimes and sins. He is selfish and wishes for complete dominance over Jekyll. He is described as ugly and Stevenson suggests he has the face of Satan.