The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Character & Theme Quotes

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  • Jekyll & Hyde
    • Themes
      • Scientific Development
      • Nature vs. Supernatural
      • Duality of human nature
    • Characters
      • Dr Jekyll
      • Mr Hyde
      • Mr Utterson
      • Dr Lanyon
  • "Unscientific balderdash."
  • "I saw what I saw, I heard what I heard, and my soul sickened at it"
  • "But here I took pity on my visitor's suspense, and some perhaps on my own growing curiosity"
  • "If he be Mr Hyde," he had thought, "I shall be Mr Seek."
  • "This is very good of you, this is downright good of you, and I cannot find words to thank you in."
  • "...with ape-like fury, he was trampling his victim under foot, and hailing down a storm of blows."
  • "Satan's signature upon a face"
  • "Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me and raged"
  • "Trampled calmly over the child's body"
  • "Large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty"
  • "The large handsome face of Dr Jekyll grew pale to the very lips, and there came a blackness about his eyes."
  • "If it was my master, why did he cry out like a rat, and run from me?"
  • "That masked thing like a monkey"
  • "I found it hard to reconcile with my imperious desire to carry my head high, and wear a more than commonly grave countenance before the public"
  • "He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp ... like a man restored from death, there stood Henry Jekyll!" - Dr Lanyon
  • "When the ebullition had subsided, with a strong glow of courage, drank off the potion" - Dr Jekyll
  • "Man is not truly one, but truly two" - Dr Jekyll
  • "Even as good shone upon the countenance of one, evil was written broadly and plainly on the face of the other" - Dr Jekyll
  • "Those provinces of good and ill which divide and compound man's dual nature" - Dr Jekyll
  • "you who have denied the virtue of transcendental medicine, you who have derided your superiors - behold!" - Dr Jekyll
  • "The cords of his face still moved with a semblance of life" - narrator

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