The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Questions and Answers
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Describe the character of Mr. Utterson in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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Mr. Utterson is a lawyer, Dr. Jekyll's lawyer in fact.  He never smiles, is a little cold, but manages to be "somehow lovable" nonetheless.  Besides being Dr. Jekyll's lawyer, he is also a really good friend to the doctor.  When he confirms that Jekyll's will actually states that if anything "unexplained" should happen to him, all the doctor's possessions should go to Edward Hyde, he begins to grow concerned about his friend and client.  Having learned that Mr. Hyde is the most odious, awful man his relative, Mr. Enfield, has ever seen in his life, he confronts Mr. Hyde and attempts to ascertain Hyde's character for himself.  Upon discovering that Hyde really is that awful, Utterson tries to intercede with Dr. Jekyll.  He really goes to great lengths to try to understand Jekyll's situation and relationship to Hyde.  He is honest, straightforward, kind, and loyal.

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