Everything you ever wanted to know about Mr. Enfield in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll Sounds like this character is here to serve one purpose and one purpose . Utterson nurtures a close friendship with Mr. Enfield, his distant relative and likewise without knowing the secret behind the relationship of the title characters. the mysterious happenings surrounding Mr. Hyde, the first chapter highlights the. No matter how dull a character Utterson may be, he serves the purpose of introducing Dr. Henry Jekyll and his relationship with the distasteful Mr. Edward Hyde. Enfield tells Utterson about an incident where he witnessed Hyde trampling a.
But the doctor's case was what struck me. He was the usual cut and dry apothecary of no particular age and colour, with a strong Edinburgh accent and about as emotional as a bagpipe. I knew what was in his mind, just as he knew what was in mine; and killing being out of the question, we did the next best.
We told the man we could and would make such a scandal out of this as should make his name stink from one end of London to the other. If he had any friends or any credit, we undertook that he should lose them. And all the time, as we were pitching it in red hot, we were keeping the women off him as best we could for they were as wild as harpies. I never saw a circle of such hateful faces; and there was the man in the middle, with a kind of black sneering coolness—frightened too, I could see that—but carrying it off, sir, really like Satan.
No gentleman but wishes to avoid a scene,' says he. The next thing was to get the money; and where do you think he carried us but to that place with the door?
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I took the liberty of pointing out to my gentleman that the whole business looked apocryphaland that a man does not, in real life, walk into a cellar door at four in the morning and come out with another man's cheque for close upon a hundred pounds. But he was quite easy and sneering. I gave in the cheque myself, and said I had every reason to believe it was a forgery. Not a bit of it. The cheque was genuine.
For my man was a fellow that nobody could have to do with, a really damnable man; and the person that drew the cheque is the very pink of the proprieties celebrated too, and what makes it worse one of your fellows who do what they call good.
Black mail I suppose; an honest man paying through the nose for some of the capers of his youth.
Black Mail House is what I call the place with the door, in consequence. Though even that, you know, is far from explaining all," he added, and with the words fell into a vein of musing.
From this he was recalled by Mr. Utterson asking rather suddenly: I had a delicacy," was the reply. You start a question, and it's like starting a stone. No sir, I make it a rule of mine: There is no other door, and nobody goes in or out of that one but, once in a great while, the gentleman of my adventure.
There are three windows looking on the court on the first floor  ; none below; the windows are always shut but they're clean.
And then there is a chimney which is generally smoking; so somebody must live there. And yet it's not so sure; for the buildings are so packed together about the court, that it's hard to say where one ends and another begins. Utterson, "that's a good rule of yours. I want to ask the name of that man who walked over the child. Enfield, "I can't see what harm it would do. It was a man of the name of Hyde. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable.
I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why. He must be deformed somewhere; he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although I couldn't specify the point.
He's an extraordinary looking man, and yet I really can name nothing out of the way. No, sir; I can make no hand of it; I can't describe him.
And it's not want of memory; for I declare I can see him this moment. Utterson again walked some way in silence and obviously under a weight of consideration. The fact is, if I do not ask you the name of the other party, it is because I know it already. You see, Richard, your tale has gone home. If you have been inexact in any point you had better correct it. The fellow had a key; and what's more, he has it still.
I saw him use it not a week ago. Utterson sighed deeply but said never a word; and the young man presently resumed.
Let us make a bargain never to refer to this again. According to Richard Durythe name seems to promise a key to interpretation, yet at the same time frustrates it: Utterson is described in the first paragraph as taciturn so not someone who "utters"and it is not clear how he could be "the abject son" or a symbol for the material man.
Typically, Stevenson's text promises meaning yet makes this difficult to obtain. Also note that an " Utter Barrister " was a lawyerly designation.
'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Chapter 1- Story of the Door
According to Richard Durythe style here seems typical of a careful literary style, yet a close look shows that 'these silent symbols' has no clear reference in what goes before the reader has to imagine something like 'the expressions that shone from his eyes'.
Chapter 1- Story of the Door What is Mr. Utterson's relationship to Mr. Enfield are distantly related to each other. They are friends who enjoy each other's company How are the two men alike, different? Enfield are alike in the sense that they are both reserved, formal, and scornful of gossip.
They are ifferent in the sense that Mr.
Utterson is well respected and then Enfield is much more wild. Compare and contrast the description of the building and door used by Mr. Hyde and Enfield's description of him. Enfield described the place as well lit, very nice, but very empty. How does Stevenson seem to be using setting to convey a sense of the man? Although this place was a very nice looking building for the most part, it is ugly at the samw time in the sense of loneliness.
What is the story of Cain and Abel? God asked Cain and Abel to sacrafice something to him Abel was very thoughtful in what he would sacrifice for God and decided to give up one of his lambs.