Why did Dr. Jekyll not give up becoming Mr. Hyde while he still could do so?

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I suppose that the quick answer to this is that he was not morally able to give up on becoming Mr. Hyde.  He tried for  a couple of months to give up (and manages it for that time) but then he could not take it any more.

Basically, he felt that it was too nice being Mr. Hyde.  He hated parts of it, but overall, it was so liberating.  He felt so free that he he had a hard time giving up being Hyde.  So, I guess you could say, he was kind of addicted to the life that he was able lead as Hyde and he missed it too much when he was trying to just be Jekyll.

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