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What does the Quote 'Lawyer of rugged countenance...dusty, dreary...yet loveable' suggests?

It suggests that Utterson is a man who us to argue a case of a client not to discover right from wrong but defend the person which money, this shows hypocrisy in his job. Also He is 'loveable' Stevenson is summarizing the duality of man very neatly portrayed in the description of Utterson.

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What does the name Gabriel Utterson suggests?

His name suggests dual nature, Gabriel reminds us of the angel, a character clearly on the side of God, but this is contrasted with his surname. Indicating that he is completely human and will share the same thoughts as human nature. Stevenson is making the point to what human nature is about, between what is human about us and what is holy about us.

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What does the Quote 'Loathing...At first sight... only natural' suggests?

Here you can see Hyde's evil as easily overlooked, the most evil desire is to murder, this is the same feeling En field and the family have which is 'only natural. This shows the Hypocrisy of the middle class men and women. Here Stevenson is alluding to human nature which is quite happy to fantasies murdering. Hyde will murder by why? is it expressing his evil nature of is it an attack on Victorian impulse to repress desires.

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What does this quote suggests 'Blackmail... youth capers'

Enfield describes that Jekyll must have done something in the past. When we look at this more closely there is an assumption that all gentlemen have committed crimes in the past which they have been blackmailed for, he implies they have escaped from this because of wealth and status. The use of the phrase 'capers' suggest that they should have no guilt over these.

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What does this quote suggest 'The man trampled over the child's body and left her screaming on the ground...she was no more than frightened'?

The use of the adverb implies that there is something terrible about the man . the use of the oxymoron is an uncomfortable image which suggest how evil Hyde is, he has no feelings of wrongdoing. However the the fact that it says 'she was nothing more than frightened' shows he hasn't done anything to the girl at all, nothing to get the hate he is receiving. Hyde is the victim here and because we don't side with him as readers, we too are accused of this hypocrisy of Stevenson.

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What does the quote suggests 'The last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of down-going men'

This suggests that utterson represents Victorian rationalism, always searching out for logical explanations and dismissing the supernatural. However although he is a good character he still is friends of men who have dual nature, suggesting he chooses evil over good.

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What does the quote suggests 'The last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of down-going men' about religion?

Religion is a mental illness, Characters use religion as a scapegoat to their dual personality, utterson reads the bible as a way of being a part of society, religion is his ego. The superego is the conventions of society and religion is your conscious self being accepted in society.

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What does this quote suggests 'I incline to Cain's heresy, i let my brother go to the devil in his own way'

He is saying that he will not intervene in another mans business, this foreshadows events in the bible with Cain and able. The irony here is that Evil Cain kills his good brother,showing that Hyde's wishes is to take over Jekyll. This suggests that mankind is more in-tuned with the devil than God. Utterson speaks in formal sentences and avoids simplistic to reflect his profession as a lawyer.

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What does the Quote 'little man' suggests?

Our first introduction of Hyde is significant. We might expect Stevenson to create an evil alter-ego for Jekyll to show how powerful Jekyll's instincts are . Instead he points out that his evil is easily overlooked as it is 'little' hidden away. Suggesting that Hyde isn't evil at all, maybe Enfield is the most evil as he calls him a 'damned Juggernaut', suggesting that he should go to hell, but Hyde isn't responsible for hurting little girl.

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What could you say more about Hyde from this quote 'little man'?

Hyde is described completely unmasked, he doesn't worry about social conventions and people do not recognize because he does not have a mask on. Stevenson is criticizing Victorian social conventions, that you have to be perfect and act in certain ways because it is unnatural. I think Stevenson sides with Hyde because he never tries to stay repressed.

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What does the quote 'It wasn't like a man, it was like some damned Juggernaut' suggests?

The adjective Juggernaut is contrasted with adjective of damned emphasizing the power of Hyde's evil to Enfield, this is ironic as Hyde is only 'little.' Stevenson is being ironic here, he has been portrayed as incredibly evil but all he has done is knock over a girl and it was insignificant as Enfield said it was 'nothing to see'. Stevenson could be doing two things, he wants everyone to see how evil Hyde is or could be showing Hyde lacks sympathy but is not evil at all. The real evil is the reaction to Hyde.

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What is the Christian interpretation of this quote 'It wasn't like a man, it was like some damned Juggernaut'

Through the christian allusion of damned, Stevenson suggests that religion is the problem. Instead of the world which is a battle between good and evil, perhaps he is implying that Hyde's desires are simply natural. He implies evil is caused by christian suppression of natural desires.

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What does this Quote suggests 'I am naturally helpless name your figure'

He speaks just as a gentleman would, in Victorian society he is incredibly honest, he is helpless and he is the victim here and the men are taking advantage over him. Hyde here is exposing the hypocrisy of the gentleman surrounding him, this is why he says ' name your figure', he is asking them to put a price on their hypocrisy, a price on their capacity of evil, which in this case is £100, which is a huge figure then.

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What does this Quote suggests 'A certain sinister block of building thrust forward'?

This shows signs of neglect, Stevenson uses personification to imply the house as evil within Hyde.

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What does the Quote 'Coming home from some place at the end of the world about three o'clock of black winter morning' suggests?

Clear biblical reference to judgement day, the idea here is that he has been in a place where we might expect sins to be committed, he has done it far away from the upper class area to get away with it. Exactly what Enfield is doing hasn't made clear but sounds far from innocent.
The fact that it is very late and isn't drunk suggests what he has done is purposeful. The use of the adjective 'black' links to evil, the fact that it is winter makes it seem deliberately cold, all these words are symbolic for how the apparent upper class men are evil.

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What does the quote 'Let us make a bargain to never to refer to this again'

Utterson and Enfield do not speak about this again because of reputation of the upper and middle class men. Utterson wants to protect Jekyll's reputation.

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What does this quote suggests 'Something of downright destable'?

This is a metaphor to show Victorian disgust to homosexual practices, his physical appearance provokes disgust, this is why people cannot name what is wrong with his appearance, there isn't something wrong with his appearance, its the reaction to him, the men are homophobia to him, this is the same type of language used in law, with the idea of gross indescency, we cannot describe it, because their isn't a lot at the time, its our perception of it.

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What does this quote reveal about Stevenson message 'Something of downright destable'?

There are so many unmarried men in the novella, showing that Stevenson is possibly suggesting that being homosexual is normal. This is a subtle way for Stevenson to say yes as society we require it to be hidden.

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What does this Quote suggests 'There is something more, if i could find a name for it'

Hyde doesn't resemble any normal human being and therefore people find his appearance disconnecting, however What makes everyone so uneasy is that he is a reflection of themselves, it is this refuseful to recognize what they are seeing which is apart of themselves which causes them such disgust.

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What does this quote suggest 'this creature Hyde stealing like their to Harry's bedside'

This is a peculiar nightmare utterson is having of Jekyll in a sexual way, by standing beside harry's bedside, shows reference to homosexual desire. One the one hand it reflects Utterson's thoughts about homosexual relationship between Jekyll and Hyde but also it could be an insight of his own sexual desire.

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What does this quote suggests about Utterson's homosexuality 'this creature Hyde stealing like their to Harry's bedside'

This is Utterson's dream and he is placing himself at the bedside, he is the own calling Jekyll, harry, perhaps, Utterson's desire for Jekyll himself. Hyde is a thief, he isn't a thief because Utterson thinks he is blackmailing Jekyll , he is a thief because he is taking Utterson's place, Utterson wants to be beside 'Harry's bedside' but that place has been stolen from him by Hyde. Homosexuality is thinly veiled theme throughout the novella, the reason why Stevenson expects his reader to work it out because he cannot spell it out because of Victorian morality at the time.

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What does this quote suggests 'If he be Mr Hyde, he had thought i shall be Mr seek'

This refers to the homophone of Hyde. Utterson is determined to find Mr Hyde, because he wants to be with Jekyll.

23

What does this quote suggests 'too fanciful' ?

Lanyon is angry at Jekyll's research because Jekyll has gone further than him, there is a sense of jealousy, but he is narrow-minded with religion.

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What does the quote 'A great air of wealth and comfort' suggests?

The front aspect of Jekyll's house presents a 'great air of wealth', meanwhile Mr Hyde house is described as 'sordid negligence' There is a deliberate contrast of the mask of respectability provided by wealth and the reality of what is hidden behind 'sordid (dusty). Stevenson was influenced by John hunter. He was a surgeons and did dissections through illegal practices. he was rich and made respectful. This is what motivated Stevenson, he wants to show the hypocrisy, Jekyll is happy to break the law for science.

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What else does Stevenson present about human nature about the quote 'A great air of wealth and comfort'

the reputable front and rundown rear (the back) form two sides of the same property. Stevenson deliberately makes this difficult for other characters such as Utterson to work this out, therefore Stevenson is making the point that as society we find it difficult to make the point that we find it difficult to see beyond the mask of wealth back to reality that might be hiding. He isn't only making the point that respectable and disreputable exist in close proximity, but the respectable facade (face) is no guarantee of dark secrets lurking within.

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What does this quote suggests 'A large, well-made, smooth-faced men of fifty'?

Dr Jekyll would not conform to the theory of Criminology, Jekyll and Hyde are the same, this leads to the uncomfortable possibility that one could pass a monster. Such as jack the ripper on the street and yet only see a respectable, civilized gentlemen exhibiting absolute no trace of a killer, lurking within j&H and jack the ripper. Stevenson is clearly tapping into the idea that animals could look more respectful than normal people, suggesting many are hypocritical and likely to be criminal.'smooth' face are links to hypocrisy he has got an exterior and doesn't want people to see his exterior.

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What does this quote suggest 'A hide-bound pedant.... igornant'

The repetition of pedant is really reveling it is someone who holds on to a believe or idea, Jekyll is suggesting that Lanyon's science is outdated, he deliberately uses religious language, to talk about science, Lanyon has diminished what Jekyll is doing going against God, whereas this idea is rejected by Jekyll because he sees it as proof that there is no God. Also we are forced to wonder if Hyde is always on his mind, with the play on of words.

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What does the quote 'Stylish cast' suggest?

Shows the mask theme throughout the novel. This shows he puts on a face out, he has a different Hyde under his face, he is creating a mask but underneath it is Hyde.

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What does this quote suggest 'Cannot be mended by talking'

All the hypocrisy described her is a male impulse, it is men who are going soHo for their criminal desires, women are seen as completely innocent.

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What does this quote 'With an ape-like fury, he was trampling his victim under foot' suggest?

Stevenson appeals to the readers sense of hearing as well as sight by describing how Carrew's bones crack, they were audibly shattered, makes the attack even more horrific and vivid as you imagine how terrible this is. The use of the formal language makes it seem more shocking. Could be suggesting all the mannerisms of Hyde is contained within us.