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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Friendship Quotes

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Quote #7

And the lawyer, scared by the thought, brooded awhile on his own past, groping in all the corners of memory, least by chance some Jack-in-the-Box of an old iniquity should leap to light there. (2.50)

His friend’s hypothetical situation prompts Mr. Utterson to examine whether he might have traveled down a similar path.

Quote #8

A fortnight later, by excellent good fortune, the doctor gave one of his pleasant dinners to some five or six old cronies, all intelligent, reputable men and all judges of good wine; and Mr. Utterson so contrived that he remained behind after the others had departed. This was no new arrangement, but a thing that had befallen many scores of times. (3.1)

Dr. Jekyll is friends with only men of good standing, intelligence, and solid judgment of wine. He seems to have assimilated Victorian standards.

Quote #9

To this rule, Dr. Jekyll was no exception; and as he now sat on the opposite side of the fire –a large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty, with something of a stylish cast perhaps, but every mark of capacity and kindness –you could see by his looks that he cherished for Mr. Utterson a sincere and warm affection. (3.1)

Dr. Jekyll has warm feelings of friendship for Mr. Utterson.

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