Dr Hastie Lanyon

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lanyon considers that jekylls scientific interests are a sign of madness
'it is more than ten years since henry jekyll became too fanciful for me. he began to go wrong, wrong in mind' for lanyon, science is a purely rational pursuit in which 'fanciful' ideas about the spirit play no part.
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lanyons own veiw of science is thoroughly pragmatic and rational.
hyde says lanyon has been 'bound to the most narrow and material veiws' lanyon will not consider anything that cant be explained in terms of the physical world.
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the challenge to his way of thinking that hydes transformation presents is too great for him to bear.
'my life is shaken to its roots' seeing something completely inexplicable leaves him with no sense of certainty to his life.
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the unleashed evil he has seen in hyde has filled him with terror that he cannot bear to contemplate.
'the moral turpitude that man unveiled to me, even with tears of penitence, i cannot, even in memory ,dwell on it without a start of horror' he is horrified at what he has seen and at what it means.
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he uses very little imagery and tries to give a clear and accurate account of things.
the only simile he uses is 'like a man restored from death' when speaking of jekyll's appearance after the transformation.
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Card 2

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lanyons own veiw of science is thoroughly pragmatic and rational.

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hyde says lanyon has been 'bound to the most narrow and material veiws' lanyon will not consider anything that cant be explained in terms of the physical world.

Card 3

Front

the challenge to his way of thinking that hydes transformation presents is too great for him to bear.

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

the unleashed evil he has seen in hyde has filled him with terror that he cannot bear to contemplate.

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

he uses very little imagery and tries to give a clear and accurate account of things.

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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