| Quote #4
At the sight of Mr. Utterson, the housemaid broke into hysterical whimpering; and the cook, crying out "Bless God! it's Mr. Utterson," ran forward as if to take him in her arms. (8.19)
Although many characters are shocked and scared throughout the novel, it is the female characters who are in "hysterics."
| Quote #5
Blank silence followed, no one protesting; only the maid lifted her voice and now wept loudly.
In giving voice to her fear, the maid jeopardizes everyone’s safety.