6.Remarkable incident of Dr Lanyon (Context (Lanyon is dying. (Lost weight…
6.Remarkable incident of Dr Lanyon
Jekyll has now returned to his usual, sociable self. After a couple of months, he suddenly becomes a recluse.
Lanyon is dying.
Terror in his eyes.
Affected severely by what he has seen. This builds
Lanyon has a sudden resentment for Jekyll. This adds to the theme of
Jekyll's letter for Utterson gives us an insight to his internal conflict.
Jekyll is in a dangerous situation. When Hyde sins, Jekyll must suffer the consequences.
Utterson is tempted, but doesn't open the letter.
Man of professional honour.
Morals over curiosity.
Utterson is relieved by the disappearance of Jekyll, as he can't cause any trouble if he ill.
Utterson travelled to see Jekyll everyday.
He looks like a good friend, but he is relieved when Poole answers the door as he feels like he needs protection.
"The packet slept in the inmost corner of his private safe"
It's almost as if Hyde had never existed, which is ironic as he is always present within Jekyll.
Lanyon is now speaking in riddles, and is now being very cryptic. This contrasts with the gentleman that we are first introduced to.
Utterson placing the letter in his safe symbolises how he wants to lock his problems away, and his unwillingness to confront the mystery.