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Posted December 2, 2008 at 7:46 AM via web

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What is the reader's first view of Jekyll's laboratory?

What are the descriptive details in this part of Chapter 1?

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kimberlee154 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted January 6, 2009 at 12:40 AM (Answer #1)

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The reader gets his first glimpse of the laboratory in the fifth chapter, "The Incident of the Letter." Mr. Utterson describes it as a "dingy, windowless structure" and the theatre "gaunt and silent" (Stevenson 23). There are tables with chemical equipment, crates and straw on the floor and the place is dimly lit. At the further end of the theatre is the door to the doctor's office, covered in a red, woolen-like material. Through this is his office which contains a full-length mirror, a desk, and "fitted round with glass presses" (Stevenson 23). There are three dusty windows in the office fitted with iron bars and a fireplace on one side 

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