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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Quotes

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"It is the mark of a modest man to accept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of opportunity; and that was the lawyer's way."
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 3)

Importance: This quote describes the way in which Mr. Utterson makes friends and keeps them. Friendship is an important theme of the novel.

"There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why."
-- Mr. Enfield (chapter 1 paragraph 11)

Importance: This quote relates Mr. Enfield's impression of Mr. Hyde. It is a description that is often repeated in regard to Mr. Hyde.

"It offended him both as a lawyer and as a lover of the sane and customary sides of life, to whom the fanciful was the immodest."
-- Mr. Utterson (chapter 2 paragraph 2)

Importance: This quote is in regard to Mr. Utterson's opinion of Dr. Jekyll's will that benefits Mr. Hyde. This quote also illustrates to a certain degree the repression of society...

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