Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Religion Quotes
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"I never saw a circle of such hateful faces; and there was the man in the middle, with a kind of black sneering coolness –frightened to, I could see that –but carrying it off, sir, really like Satan." (1.8)
Before we even know Hyde’s name, he is likened to Satan.
That evening Mr. Utterson came home to his bachelor house in sombre spirits and sat down to dinner without relish. It was his custom of a Sunday, when this meal was over, to sit close by the fire, a volume of some dry divinity on his reading desk, until the clock of the neighbouring church rang out the hour of twelve, when he would go soberly and gratefully to bed. (2.1)
Not only does Mr. Utterson seek to educate himself theologically, but he also keeps his schedule according to the ringing of church bells.
He would be aware of the great field of lamps of a nocturnal city; then of the figure of a man walking swiftly; then of a child running from the doctor's; and then these met, and that human Juggernaut trod the child down and passed on regardless of her screams. (2.13)
Aside from being an advancing, unstoppable destructive force, "juggernaut" also derives from the Hindu deity Lord Krishna. In his dream, therefore, Mr. Utterson compares Mr. Hyde to a powerful god.