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Story of the Door - Chapter 1


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"lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable"
Mr Utterson is a serious and solemn lawyer who is not explicitly expressive. Despite being unemotional, old, worn and bored or boring, he is still likable.
"He had an approved tolerance for others..."
Mr Utterson is an understanding character who has the willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.
"wondering with envy at the high pressures of spirits involved in their misdeeds"
Mr Utterson is inquisitive and curious about other people's wicked and illegal acts.
"the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of down going men"
Mr Utterson has the reputation for being a supportive and loyal friend even if those around him have changed.
"mark of a modest man"
Mr Utterson is perhaps the embodiment of the proper, respectable, professional and eminently Victorian society.
"his affections, like ivy, were the growth of time"
Mr Utterson's friendship strengthens with time.
"in their Sunday walks they said nothing, looked singularly dull"
Mr Utterson and Mr Enfield are both dull and respectable Victorian gentlemen who prefer to be in silence when in each other's company.
"a certain sinister block of building thrust forward"
The back of Jekyll's house represents Hyde's persona. The rear door is truly the hidden-self, private face of Hyde.
"blistered and distained"
The back door is physically in poor condition - similarly to Hyde's deformed appearance.
"some place at the end of the world"
Mr Enfield reminds us of the duality of human nature - a Victorian society hidden from the face of the public where they lay a world of opium dens and prostitutes. This is the end to the respectable civilised Victorian society.
"the man trampled calmly over the child's body and left her screaming"
Hyde's first known crime. The juxtaposition of the brutality of Hyde's actions with the complacency of his reaction adds to the horror.
"it was hellish to see"
Mr Endfield describes to Hyde's trampling to be evil. Reference to a Satanic act.
"like some damned Juggernaut"
Hyde is compared to a large lorry suggesting his strength and brutality. Reference to hell in the sentence again.
"gave me one look, so ugly that it bought out the sweat on me like running"
Hyde's demeanor has a long-lasting and soul-piercing affect.
"I had taken a loathing to my gentleman at first sight..."
Mr Enfield forms a strong opinion of Hyde immediately showing the powerful affect Hyde can have on others.
"Sawbones turned sick and white with the desire to kill him"
The doctors form murderous thoughts about Hyde.
"make his name stink from one end of London to the other"
Mr Enfield promised revenge on Hyde. Highlights the importance of reputation in a Victorian society.
"really like Satan"
Hyde is again, compared to the devil himself.
"a really damnable man"
Hyde is destined for hell.
"He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable."
Mr Enfield's physical description of Hyde. He cannot explain the appearance however acknowledges there is something wrong with him.
"I never saw a man I so disliked and yet I scarce know why."
Mr Enfield has formed a hatred for Hyde however he cannot explain himself.
"He must be deformed, he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although I couldn't specify the point..."
Hyde appears to be deformed and again, Mr Enfield can't explain how.
"He's an extra-ordinary looking man..."
Hyde's appearance is unique and out of the ordinary.
"I am ashamed of my long tongue."
Mr Utterson displays a distaste for sensation and gossip as this is ungentlemanly. He disapproves of the gossip with Mr Enfield.
"Mr Utterson sighed deeply but said never a word..."
Theme of secrecy. Mr Utterson does not express his emotions outright and explicitly.
"Let us never refer to this again."
Both Mr Utterson and Mr Enfield swear not to gossip again.
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