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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr. Hastie Lanyon Timeline and Summary

  • Mr. Utterson visits Dr. Lanyon to ask about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
  • Dr. Lanyon admits that his relationship with Dr. Jekyll is no longer a close one.
  • Dr. Lanyon has never heard of Mr. Hyde.
  • After the death of Sir Danvers, Mr. Utterson and Dr. Lanyon dine at Dr. Jekyll’s house, and all seems well.
  • Several days later, Dr. Lanyon is near death. He looks much older and paler and seems terrified.
  • Two weeks later, he dies and leaves a narrative with Mr. Utterson.
  • The narrative details his witnessing the transformation from Mr. Hyde to Dr. Jekyll.
  • Most likely, the disturbing scene of watching Jekyll become Hyde was too much to bear, causing the death of poor Mr. Lanyon.