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1

Hyde as a frightening outsider

DEHUMANISATION
‘Bestial’ ‘ape-like fury’ > ‘without bowels of mercy’ (within that of ‘quiet as a church’ street) ‘broke out of all bounds and clubbed him to the earth’
AGAINST OUTSIDER
‘Trampled calmly’
‘I saw that sawbones go sick and white with the desire to kill him’ ‘emotional as a bagpipe’ ‘and killing being out of the question’
Physiognomy “so ugly that it brought out the sweat on me like running’

2

Utterson as a rational and reliable narrator

Rational lack of emotion
‘Lover of the sane and customary sides of life’
‘Bachelor house’
‘Rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile’
‘Dreary’ ‘dull’
Reliable friend
‘Rugged’ (nautical) (biblical rock)
‘Something eminently human beaconed from his eye’
‘Last good influence in the lives of down-going men’ ‘duty’
Suggestion also inclines to ‘cain’s heresy’?
‘Downgoing men’
‘Wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds’
Rationality prolongs case?
‘Clouded brow’
‘Doesn’t commend itself to reason’

3

Violence

Pre-evolutionary
‘Ape-like fury’
‘Broke out of all bounds and clubbed him to the earth’
‘I saw that sawbones turn sick and white with the desire to kill him’
‘And thus killing being out of the question’
(Only thing preventing is rep? Hyde poses threat as classless disreputable character)
Startling
‘Bones audibly shattering’
‘Body jumped upon the roadway’
(Shilling shocker?)
Repression result
‘My animal long caged, came out roaring’
Battle imagery
‘Perennial war’
‘Trampled calmly’

4

Isolation

‘Grave countenance before the public’
‘Prisonhouse of disposition’
‘High views’
‘Disconsolate prisoner’
‘Low growl of London’
‘Chocolate coloured pal lowered over heaven’
‘To be tempted, however slightly, was to fall’
‘Scientific balderdash’
‘Towards mystic and transcendental’
‘Neither bell nor knocker’
‘Selfdestroyer’

5

Jekyll’s feelings towards Hyde

‘Leap of welcome’
‘Spring headlong into the sea of liberty’
‘Younger, lighter, happier in body’
‘Smaller in stature’
‘Captives of phillipi, that which stood within ran forth’ (God’s will)
‘More than a father’s interest’
‘Shelter’
‘More than a son’s indifference’
‘My new power tempted me until I fell into slavery’
‘I came forth an angel instead of a fiend’

6

Curiosity

“Sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds”
“I shall be mr seek”
“Will you be wise? Will you be guided?”
“Or is the greed of curiosity too much command of you?”
“Juggernaut”

7

Victorian gentleman and reputation

“Younger, lighter, happier in body”
“Smaller in stature”
“Rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile”
“Last good influence in the lives of downgoing men”
“High views”
“Disconsolate prisoner”
“Captives of Phillipi, that which stood within came forth”

8

Duality

“Trampled calmly”
“Doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck, that man is not truly one but truly two”
“Turn sick and white with the desire to kill”

9

Conflict

“Agonising womb of consciousness, that these two polar twins should be continually struggling” Jacob and Esau
“Perennial war”
“Tempest within” “Trampled calmly”
“Breathed such an innocent and old world kindness”
“Flame of anger”/ “clubbed him to the earth”

10

Secrecy and the unknown

“Neither bell nor knocker”
“Dust and windows barred with iron” “fittings were of excellent workmanship”
“Fog still slept on the wing above the drowned city”
“Secret sinners”
“Private matter (...) I beg of you to let it sleep”
“The beast that slept within me”
“I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck”
“As quiet as a church”