What scares Dr. Jekyll about Mr. Hyde in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

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Dr. Jekyll is afraid of Mr. Hyde because he doesn't know what he might do in that other personality. The story was written in Victorian times when much that is commonplace in modern fiction was absolutely unmentionable then. Mr. Hyde is represented as a totally fiendish, ruthless, sadistic man, but most of what he actually does on his outings is only implied. Buy Dr. Jekyll knows that if he were to lose complete control of his civilized persona, he could commit an endless series of horrible crimes against men, women, and children. He also realizes that if he went on a crime spree in London, it would only be a matter of time before he was arrested and exposed.

The author of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Robert...

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