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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Violence Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

Well, sir, the two ran into one another naturally enough at the corner; and then came the horrible part of the thing; for the man trampled calmly over the child's body and left her screaming on the ground. (1.8)

Mr. Hyde commits violence against innocent children without batting an eyelid.

Quote #2

The other snarled aloud into a savage laugh; and the next moment, with extraordinary quickness, he had unlocked the door and disappeared into the house. (2.36)

Mr. Hyde’s default personality is one of violent savagery.

Quote #3

"I have been wanting to speak to you, Jekyll," began the latter. "You know that will of yours?"

A close observer might have gathered that the topic was distasteful; but the doctor carried it off gaily. (3.2)

Dr. Jekyll does not handle unpleasant conversations by resorting to violence, as some people do (e.g. Hyde).