Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Hosts loved to detain the dry lawyer, when the light-hearted and loose-tongued had already their foot on the threshold; they liked to sit a while in his unobtrusive company, practising for solitude, sobering their minds in the man's rich silence after the expense and strain of gaiety. (3.1)
Mr. Utterson’s presence acts as a damper on excitement and fun; he recalls people to Victorian standards.
A great curiosity came on the trustee, to disregard the prohibition and dive at once to the bottom of these mysteries; but professional honour and faith to his dead friend were stringent obligations; and the packet slept in the inmost corner of his private safe. (6.12)
Mr. Utterson represses great curiosity in the names of professionalism and friendship.
"I beg your pardon, Dr. Lanyon," he replied civilly enough. "What you say is very well founded; and my impatience has shown its heels to my politeness. I come here at the instance of your colleague, Dr. Henry Jekyll, on a piece of business of some moment; and I understood ..." He paused and put his hand to his throat, and I could see, in spite of his collected manner, that he was wrestling against the approaches of the hysteria –"I understood, a drawer ..." (9.20)
Mr. Hyde is capable of repressing his emotions and impatience in order to achieve his objectives.