Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Friendship Quotes Page 9
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To cast in my lot with Jekyll, was to die to those appetites which I had long secretly indulged and had of late begun to pamper. To cast it in with Hyde, was to die to a thousand interests and aspirations, and to become, at a blow and forever, despised and friendless. (10.16)
Even Dr. Jekyll admits that Mr. Hyde has no friends.
When I came to myself at Lanyon's, the horror of my old friend perhaps affected me somewhat: I do not know; it was at least but a drop in the sea to the abhorrence with which I looked back upon these hours. A change had come over me. It was no longer the fear of the gallows, it was the horror of being Hyde that racked me. (10.25)
The disapproval of an old friend has the power to make Dr. Jekyll fear the fate of permanently being Mr. Hyde.