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Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Friendship and Deception
Transcript of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Friendship and Deception
Friendship in the Victorian Era
segregation between males and females
could be interpreted as homosexuality
loyalty, respectability, social status
loss of friendship is suspicious
deception was frowned upon a
1. “His friends were those of his own blood, or those whom he had known the longest; his affections, like ivy, were the growth of time, they implied no aptness in the object”
2. "In this character, it was frequently is fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of downgoing men and to such as these so long as they came about his chambers he never marked a shade of change in his demeanor"
3. “We had," was the reply. "But it is more than ten years since Henry Jekyll became too fanciful for me. He began to go wrong, wrong in mind; and though of course I continue to take an interest in him for old sake's sake, as they say, I see and I have seen devilish little of the man. Such unscientific balderdash," added the doctor, flushing suddenly purple, "would have estranged Damon and Pythias."
4. We told the man we could and would make such a scandal out of this as should make his name stink from one end of London to the other. If he had any friends or any credit, we undertook that he should lose them."
1. "It was already bad enough when the name was but a name of which he could learn no more. It was worse when it began to be clothed upon with detestable attributes; and out of the shifting, insubstantial mists that had so long baffled his eye, there leaped up the sudden, definite presentment of a fiend."
2. "This last, however, was not so easy of accomplishment; for Mr. Hyde had numbered few familiars –even the master of the servant maid had only seen him twice; his family could nowhere be traced; he had never been photographed; and the few who could describe him differed widely, as common observers will. Only on one point were they agreed; and that was the haunting sense of unexpressed deformity with which the fugitive impressed his beholders."
1. “I have been learning something of young Hyde.” The large handsome face of Dr Jekyll grew pale to the very lips and there came a blackness about his eyes. “I do not care to hear more,” said he. “This is a matter I thought we had agreed to drop.”
2. “What you say is very well founded; and my impatience has shown its heels to my politeness.I come here at the instance of your colleague, Dr Henry Jekyll, on a piece of business of some moment...”
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