10.Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case (Context ("But the…
10.Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case
"to a large fortune"
Distinguishes his social class
"fond of the respect"
His concern with how others saw him led him to be seen as more serious/gentleman-like
"happiness of many"
Yearns for knowledge not wealth to make him happy.
"I concealed my pleasures"
Feel guilty. Concealed his pleasures as he thought they would affect his reputation.
"the relief of sorrow and suffering"
Referring to Hyde's murders?
"because i was radically both"
Jekyll had extreme good and evil qualities within him
"possibility of a miracle"
He knows the plan is impossible is desperate to find a solution to his guilt and shame
"But the temptation"
Unlike Utterson, Jekyll can't resist temptation
"a leap of welcome"
How easy it is to give into temptation
"come forth an angel instead of a fiend"
Had the potential to create an angel, but chose the devil
Jekyll alluded his conscience with innocence
Hyde's position was incongruous in their relationship.
"until I fell into slavery"
Jekyll was a slave to Hyde
"mans duel nature"
Directly talks about key themes
"with infinite risk of death"
Weakens his innocence"
"the difficulty had been to throw off the body of Jekyll"
Physically and mentally turning into Hyde.
"I was the common quarry of mankind, hunted, houseless, a known murderer, thrall to the gallows
Giving into temptation will cause more sin
Stevenson wrote this to reinforce religion
Jekyll uses to describe to Hyde, hypocritical as he doesn't recognise his own actions.
Jekyll is based off of Stevenson
Both people dream vividly
Jekyll lived a double life prior to Hyde
"I will not enter deeply into this scientific branch of my confession"
Is he still hiding something?
What's that bad about he can't share even when he's dead?
Who is he protecting?
"I knew well that I risked death"
Did he know that others risked death?
Jekyll enjoyed being Hyde
"I felt younger, lighter, happier in body"
"I had already learned to despair"
Being Hyde was easier for him
Mental health issues?
Hyde had Jekyll's conscience
Aware of the crimes he did
Reader is manipulated into sympathising with Hyde
"Yet it was by these that I was punished"
Admitting he punished himself when creating Hyde
Hyde tried to ruin Jekyll's life so Jekyll would give up and remain as Hyde
Jekyll's fate is disturbing as we can apply his thoughts to our own lives.