Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
How we cite our quotes:
"O my poor old Harry Jekyll, if ever I read Satan's signature upon a face, it is on that of your new friend." (2.37)
Mr. Hyde is repeatedly compared to Satan, demonstrating that he is indeed the embodiment of all evil.
And the lawyer set out homeward with a very heavy heart. "Poor Harry Jekyll," he thought, "my mind misgives me he is in deep waters! He was wild when he was young; a long while ago to be sure; but in the law of God, there is no statute of limitations. Ay, it must be that; the ghost of some old sin, the cancer of some concealed disgrace: punishment coming, PEDE CLAUDO, years after memory has forgotten and self-love condoned the fault." (2.50)
It is particularly interesting that Mr. Utterson mentions that "the law of God" has no statute of limitations. We’re not entirely sure what that means – are these just random thoughts? Does Mr. Utterson adhere to this law of God?
He came out of his seclusion, renewed relations with his friends, became once more their familiar guest and entertainer; and whilst he had always been, known for charities, he was now no less distinguished for religion. He was busy, he was much in the open air, he did good; his face seemed to open and brighten, as if with an inward consciousness of service (6.1)
Dr. Jekyll’s good works involve religious service.