The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Questions and Answers
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Compare Dr. Jekyll and Lanyon's character in "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

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Dr. Lanyon and Mr. Utterson are Jekyll's oldest friends. Lanyon and Jekyll are both scientists. Jekyll has a pleasure seeking "gaiety" beneath his grave, serious manner, and Lanyon has a similar personality, though his "boisterous" self is not hidden beneath a facade. Utterson describes him as follows:

a hearty, healthy, dapper, red faced gentleman, with a shock of hair prematurely white, and a boisterous and decided manner.

When Utterson begins to question him about his relationship with Jekyll, Lanyon says he has not seen much of him in the last ten years. He says...

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