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"inclined by nature to industry"
Upon his birth, his profession and position in Society has been mapped out.
"every guarantee of an honourable and distinguished future"
Dr Jekyll's life is set out for him.
"a certain impatient gaiety of disposition"
Dr Jekyll confesses that the reason he became curious was due to his own need for happiness.
"I concealed my pleasures"
Dr Jekyll's beginnings of his duality. He hid his true self.
"I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of life"
Dr Jekyll is fully immersed in duality from early age.
"those provinces of good and ill which divide and compound man's dual nature"
Reference to the theme of good vs evil and duality.
"so profound a double-dealer"
Dr Jekyll describes himself as a "double dealer".
"I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two."
Dr Jekyll's revelation of duality, He acknowledges that it is something that ultimately destroys him.
"primitive duality of man"
Reference to duality which is "primitive".
"no longer exposed to disgrace by the hands of this extraneous evil"
Dr Jekyll suggests a sense of relief in being Hyde as he is free from the bounds of society.
"the curse of mankind"
Dr Jekyll degrades society.
"the agonized womb of consciousness"
Dr Jekyll describes using a pained metaphor of a pregnant woman.