How and where does the battle between good and evil take place in Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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In Chapter 8, entitled "The Last Night," Poole, Jekyll's butler, calls Utterson to Jekyll's house because he is so concerned about his employer.  Poole fears that someone has murdered Jekyll, and that it happened some eight days ago, he says, "'when [the household] heard him cry out upon the name of God; and who's in there instead of him, and why it stays there, is a thing that cries to Heaven [...].'"  Poole imagines that whoever hurt his employer is still in the room, though he cannot imagine why such a person would stay.  He says that for the last week, this person or "'whatever it is that lives...

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