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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde



Top Ten Quotes

1) Enfield, describing Hyde to Utterson, "There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable."

2) Utterson, speaking to himself, "If he be Mr. Hyde, I shall be Mr. Seek."

3) Jekyll, reassuring Utterson, "The moment I choose, I can be rid of Mr. Hyde."

4) Lanyon’s letter to Utterson, "...like a man restored from death— there stood Henry Jekyll."

5) Jekyll’s letter to Utterson, "Hence it came about that I concealed my pleasures; and that when I reached years of reflection, and began to look round me, and take stock of my progress and position in the world, I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of life."

6) Jekyll’s letter to Utterson, describing Hyde, "...they were the expression, and bore the stamp, of lower elements in my soul."

7) Jekyll describing his fascination with Hyde, "It seemed natural and human. In my eyes it bore a livelier image of the spirit, it seemed more express and single, than the imperfect and divided countenance I had been hitherto accustomed to call mine."

8) Jekyll, reflecting on mankind, "All human beings... are commingled out of good and evil."

9) Jekyll, highlighting his lack of control over Hyde, "I was slowly losing hold of my original and better self, and becoming slowly incorporated with my second and worse."

10) Jekyll, continuing his description of his own desire to be Hyde, "...and it was as an ordinary secret sinner that I at last fell before the assaults of temptation."

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