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Remarkable Incident of Dr Lanyon - Chapter 6


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"his past was unearthed... and all disreputable"
Hyde's past actions goes against the Victorian society.
"evil influence"
Hyde's influence is evil and that is why they all have a distaste for life.
"He had his death-warrant written legibly upon his face..."
Lanyon is going to die. The use of legal term means it is absolute.
"the rosy man had grown pale; his flesh had fallen away"
Lanyon's sick appearance now contrasts to previous description of a "healthy, hearty" doctor.
"quality of manner than seamed to testify to some deep seated terror of the mind"
Lanyon is death-struck by what he has witnessed and it is clear by his eyes.
"Lanyon declared himself a doomed man..."
Due to his lack of belief into the unknown possibility of transcendental science, Lanyon has led himself to his own death.
"I have had a shock and I shall never recover..."
Lanyon is intolerant to what he has witnessed and has been defeated by Jekyll. Lanyon knows he cannot comprehend what he has witnessed.
"I want to see or hear no more of Dr Jekyll... one who I regard as dead."
Lanyon is unforgiving of Jekyll and wishes to never see Jekyll again.
"I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also."
Jekyll has realised what he has done and understand only he can deal with it in his letter to Utterson.
"the whole tenor of his life was wrecked"
Jekyll has doomed his life with the creation of Hyde.
"he condemned the fear as a disloyalty, and broke the seal"
Utterson's loyalty means he is willing to go against his friends words to protect those he cares about.
"but professional honour and faith to his dead were stringent obligations"
The Victorian gentleman will keep his word to his friend and not ruin his honour as this is disloyal.
"It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it..."
Utterson is curious however he overcomes his temptation.
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