Jekyll & Hyde - Theme Friendship

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  • Created on: 16-05-19 19:21
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  • Friendship
    • MIddle
      • "Henry Jekyll forged for a murderer!"
        • Due to Uttersons' friendship with Jekyll, he cannot see if Jekyll has done anything wrong.  This implies a very strong relationship between Utterson and Jekyll, showing how deeply they care for one another to the point where they believe that the other cannot be wrong.
        • There is some information hinted to the reader that Jekyll might be up to something wrong, yet Utterson ignores it.
      • "The death of Sir Danvers was, to his way of thinking, more than paid for by the disappearance of Mr. Hyde"
        • Utterson viewed Hyde as thread towards Jekyll, so much so that he rather have an MP (who were thought to be untouchable) die rather than Hyde be around Jekyll.
        • Indicates the strong friendship between Utterson and Jekyll, showing how much Utterson cares for his friend.
    • Beginning
      • "Hyde-bound pedant"
        • Jekyll views Lanyon as been stuck in the dark ages of science by disagreeing over his proposed method, indicating bitterness towards Lanyon
      • "unscientific balderdash ... would have estranged Damon and Pythias"
        • It shows how Lanyon and Jekyll seem to disagree over a point in science, with Lanyon thinking that Jekyll is wrong on what his proposal was.
        • Damon and Pythias were two friends in Greek Mythology, implying how Lanyons' and Jekylls' friendship, which was just like this, was broken over science.
    • End
      • "Upon the reading of this letter, I made sure my colleague was insane"
        • Dr Lanyon seems to uphold Jekyll's request not to entirely out of friendship, but out of curiosity.  It can be implied that Lanyon still doesn't entirely trust Jekyll.
      • "Serve me, my dear Lanyon and save Your friend, H.J.”"
        • Dr Jekyll uses his friendship with Dr Lanyon to make him do a deed for him, which can be seen as Dr Jekyll exploiting his friendship to help himself.

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