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Despite Mr. Enfield’s self-professed lack of curiosity, he has an eye for picking out a "curious circumstance."

But there was one curious circumstance ... But the doctor's case was what struck me.


And Enfield may not be curious - but she sure is about some things?

But I have studied the place for myself


Mr. Enfield differs from Mr. Utterson in terms of their respective curiosity

I feel very strongly about putting questions; it partakes too much of the style of the day of judgment. You start a question, and it's like starting a stone.

The more it looks like Queer Street, the less I ask

(yet he stays until the morning?)?

Notice - start a stone is odd to say especially in industrial revolution time


Mr. Utterson is a curious person, but also very rational and not disposed toward supernatural explanations. He believes that mysteries can be solved by thorough inquiry.

almost an inordinate, curiosity

the mystery would lighten and perhaps roll altogether away, as was the habit of mysterious things when well examined


Mr. Utterson is a man who acts on his curiosity, unlike Mr. Enfield.

all lights and at all hours of solitude or concourse, the lawyer was to be found on his chosen post


Mr. Utterson’s moral code supersedes any stirrings of curiosity.

A great curiosity came on the trustee ... but professional honour and faith to his dead friend were stringent obligations


He feels a bit guilty in being so curious

It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it


Mr. Utterson’s curiosity allows his imagination to overpower his usually unquestioning belief in Dr. Jekyll’s good character.

doubted if, from that day forth, Utterson desired the society of his surviving friend with the same eagerness.


As one might expect from a man of science, Dr. Lanyon has an active curiosity.

But here I took pity on my visitor's suspense, and some perhaps on my own growing curiosity.


What is the main moral - Hyde makes this clear - about curiosity in Jekyll and Hyde

Or has the greed of curiosity too much command of you?


Jekyll's curiosity is so quick - he hardly stops to question the morals of what he is doing. After this quote there is a lot description about Jekyll making the potion perfectly - so eager to try it

But the temptation of a discovery so singular and profound at last overcame the suggestions of alarm.


How Utterson becomes curious about Enfields story

with a slight change of voice


Dr. Lanyon cooperated with the letter’s requests more out of curiosity than out of loyalty to his friend.

Upon the reading of this letter, I made sure my colleague was insane; but till that was proved beyond the possibility of doubt, I felt bound to do as he requested. The less I understood of this farrago, the less I was in a position to judge of its importance; and an appeal so worded could not be set aside without a grave responsibility. (9.10)


By asking if curiosity or prudence will win out, Mr. Hyde is taunting Dr. Lanyon.

"And now," said he, "to settle what remains. Will you be wise? will you be guided? will you suffer me to take this glass in my hand and to go forth from your house without further parley? Or has the greed of curiosity too much command of you?" (9.28)


After creating the potion, Dr. Jekyll is much too curious not to drink it.

But the temptation of a discovery so singular and profound at last overcame the suggestions of alarm. I had long since prepared my tincture; I purchased at once, from a firm of wholesale chemists, a large quantity of a particular salt which I knew, from my experiments, to be the last ingredient required; and late one accursed night, I compounded the elements, watched them boil and smoke together in the glass, and when the ebullition had subsided, with a strong glow of courage, drank off the potion. (10.3)