Victorian Gentlemen & His Reputation

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  • Victorian Gentlemen & His Reputation
    • Aspects
      • Upper class
      • Profession
        • Lawyers, doctors, army officers, church ministers
      • Behaviour
        • Good morals
        • Kind towards poor people
    • Reputation
      • Utterson
        • Concerned with maintaining Jekyll's
          • Doesn't want hyde to go to trial
            • "if it came to trial, your name might appear"
            • Tries to avoid talking about Hyde to anyone else
        • represses innermost thoughts
          • "austere with himself"
            • "Austere"- controls mannerisms
            • “he had not crossed the door of one (theatres) for twenty years.”
              • Austerity stronger than desires
        • Predictable Victorian gentleman
          • represses innermost thoughts
            • "austere with himself"
              • "Austere"- controls mannerisms
              • “he had not crossed the door of one (theatres) for twenty years.”
                • Austerity stronger than desires
          • Follows social order
            • Contrast with others
          • "the lawyer"
            • indicates his social class
              • demonstrates social hierarchy in Victorian society
      • Stevenson's message
        • Reputations are only based on appearences
          • Facades people try to hold and show to society
      • Hyde
        • introduced through horror story
          • "trampled calmly over the girl"
            • "calmly"- oxymoronic juxtaposition
            • "over"- dismisses child life under his feet
            • "trampled"- lack of respect
        • Transforming into Hyde
          • “grew pale to the very lips and a blackness came about his eyes”
            • Colour-deprived semantic field
              • illustrates negative physical effect
              • Drained of happiness and goodness
            • "blackness"
              • connotes with death
                • Gothic genre
                • physigomy
                  • appearance reflects traits
                    • Dress well
                      • Aspects
                        • Upper class
                        • Profession
                          • Lawyers, doctors, army officers, church ministers
                        • Behaviour
                          • Good morals
                          • Kind towards poor people
                      • Downfall in heiarchy
                      • "trumps slouched"- dressing like one
    • Perks
      • well-paid jobs like medicine and law
      • Contacts
        • Marriages for daughters
        • Good jobs for sons
      • Gained respect of rich clients

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