The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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What are some quotes about the physical decription of Dr. Jekyll in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

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In the chapter of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde titled “Dr. Jekyll Was Quite at Ease,” the story’s anonymous narrator offers a brief physical description of Jekyll that stands in stark contrast to the earlier descriptions provided of Mr. Hyde.  It is in this chapter that Dr. Jekyll is introduced to the reader rather than serving as a narrative device in those earlier discussions of Hyde.  The lawyer Utterson is remaining late following a small dinner party hosted by Dr. Jekyll.  Jekyll, the narrator points out, has asked Utterson to remain behind after the other guests have departed for the night, and the doctor’s request, it is suggested, is a common occurrence, as the “dry lawyer’s” advice is frequently sought.  It is during this scene at the opening of this chapter where Stevenson’s narrator provides a brief description of Dr. Jekyll, describing “a large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty, with something of a slyish cast...

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