Dr Jekyll And Mr Utterson Character Analysis

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People choose to be good because it is in their nature to be that way, as seen in “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” through the character of Mr. Utterson. He displays that not everyone is evil and does not want to do any harm to anyone, unlike his friend Jekyll, he decides to do monstrous things and thinks it is fine to get away with it, with no consequences. In “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” Jekyll says “But for me, in my impenetrable mantle, the safety was complete. Think of it-I did not even exist! Let me but escape into my laboratory door, give me but a second or two to mix and swallow the draught that I had always standing ready; and whatever he had done, Edward Hyde would pass away like the stain of breath upon a mirror;…show more content…
Utterson shows he was a good friend to Dr. Jekyll by trying to help him with any problems he might have had, like in, Stevenson he seems very worried about Jekyll, “It can make no change. You do not understand my position,” returned the doctor, with a certain incoherency of manner. “I am painfully situated, Utterson; my position is a very strange-a very strange one. It is one of those affairs that cannot be mended by talking.” “Jekyll” said Utterson, “you know me: I am a man to be trusted. Make a clean breast of this in confidence: and I make no doubt I can get you out of it” (20). It shows he is determined to help Dr. Jekyll. Utterson shows he is stubborn, he will not stop to help his friend for any reason Jekyll might have. He is determined to help him in whatever situation Dr. Jekyll has gotten himself into. The part where it shows Utterson is a person to trust with his word is when Jekyll writes him a letter, there is also another letters that his friend Lanyon had left him but Jekyll tells him to read the letter until he is dead and the letter Utterson is reading, Jekyll wrote to him all the reasons to wait and Utterson thought “Upon the reading of this letter. I made sure my colleague was insane, but till that was proved beyond the possibility of doubt, I felt bound to do as he requested.” (43). It shows that no matter what society Utterson was from, he kept his word to his friends. He is a good person by choice because Jekyll could have been telling him non sense…show more content…
In “Hypocrisy” by, Houghton, he writes, “They said the “right” thing or did the “right” thing: they sacrificed sincerity to propriety. Second, and worse, they pretended to be better than they were. They passed themselves off as being incredibly pious and moral; they talked noble sentiments and lived-quite otherwise. Finally, they refused to look at life candidly. They shut their eyes to whatever was ugly or unpleasant and pretend it didn’t exist.”(146). It shows many people would have rather just turned their face to the other side, oppose to Mr. Utterson he did not shut down Jekyll with wanting to help, while Jekyll kept insisting that he could cannot help him with his troubles. It shows that Utterson is a good person at heart, he would do anything he can for the people he cares about. When Utterson realizes who Hyde is, he goes out and look for him to see what kind of person Jekyll is leaving his money with. And when he does, he tells Jekyll, “I can’t pretend that I shall ever like him,” said the lawyer. “I don’t ask that,” pleaded Jekyll, laying his hand upon the other’s arm; “I only ask for justice; I only ask you to help him for my sake, when I am no longer here.” Utterson heaved an irrepressible sigh. “Well,” said he, “I promise.” (21). Utterson reveals a side to him that he would agree to what his friend tells him, because when he saw Hyde in that moment he

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