What is Mr Utterson’s relationship with Dr Jekyll?
Utterson cares about his friend, Dr Jekyll. He really admires him and values him as a friend – he wants to see Jekyll happy. Jekyll’s response to Utterson’s good deed shows that Jekyll is grateful for what Utterson has done and for his friendship.
How does Utterson know Lanyon?
How does Utterson know Lanyon? They were old friends from school and college. What interrupted the friendship between Lanyon and Jekyll? Something went “wrong in mind” with Jekyll, and he Lanyon saw little of each other.
Who is Dr Lanyon in Jekyll and Hyde?
Lanyon is a successful, rational, upstanding medical practitioner. Jekyll believes in the supernatural, and mysticism. Jekyll demonstrates to Lanyon the power of the mind to transform the body. This knowledge forces such a shock upon Lanyon that he dies soon after witnessing the transformation of Jekyll and Hyde.
How does Jekyll describe Lanyon?
Jekyll describes Lanyon as a “high bound pedant, ignorant, blatant pedant.” This suggests that Dr. Jekyll feels his abilities as a scientist are highly commendable and beyond reproach. His theories are true and strongly disagrees with Lanyon. What does Jekyll ask of Utterson at the end of the chapter?
Is Mr Utterson good or evil?
That is, Utterson is a shrewd judge of character, and he sees in Edward Hyde an immoral and evil person, and he is deeply concerned for his friend’s (Dr. Jekyll’s) well-being.
Why does Lanyon disapprove of Jekyll?
He couldn’t believe what Jekyll had done and he thought it was unnatural. This shows that Dr Lanyon doesn’t agree with Jekyll’s experiments or ‘believe’ in them, as he calls them ‘balderdash’. Stubborn. Dr Lanyon is stubborn as he will not forget or forgive Dr Jekyll for his experiments with Mr Hyde.
What does Lanyon say in response to Utterson’s mention of Jekyll?
What does Lanyon say in response to Utterson’s mention of Jekyll? He doesn’t want to see or hear anymore of Jekyll.
Why does Jekyll think Lanyon is a pedant?
Jekyll thinks Lanyon is too conservative and stuck up in his ways to fully understand Jekyll’s ideas. However, Jekyll actually has a degree of resentment against Lanyon and, for this reason, gets overly excited talking about him to the point of calling him a “hidebound pedant “. [ Lanyon is] an ignorant, blatant pedant.
What does Mr Utterson’s appearance reveal about his personality?
Utterson’s physical appearance is described as being of ‘rugged countenance’. This means he seems abrasive and rough and tough. We are also told that he never smiles. This would lead us to believe he is unemotional.
How does Dr Lanyon die?
Just after his irrepairable break with Jekyll, Lanyon fell ill. He died within days. We are not given the details of his illness. A week afterwards Dr.
How is Mr 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 doesn’t 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.
Who did Hyde kill?
Mr. Hyde murders Sir Danvers Carew in an evil fit of rage, beating the old, white haired man to death with a cane.
Why did Jekyll reveal his transformation to Dr Lanyon?
Why did Jekyll want to reveal his transformation to Dr. Lanyon? He needed someone to get the ingredients for the potion. He confides in Lanyon because he is a scientist and will understand more than the average person.
Why is Hyde smaller than Jekyll?
Jekyll has spent most of his life trying to be good and doing good things. So naturally his evil side isn’t all that big. Because of that, Hyde is smaller and younger than Jekyll. Hyde is younger because the evil part of Jekyll hasn’t been used as much and isn’t as tired as the good.
What did Lanyon see that shocked him so much?
Lanyon tells him that he is a doomed man. He claimed to of had a shock and later died in his bed. Hyde allowed Lanyon to witness his change back into Jekyll. Since Lanyon is such a Godly man, this literally shocked him.