Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
Chapter 1 The story begins with a description of Mr. Utterson, a lawyer in

London. Mr. Utterson is a reserved, conservative man who does not reveal his
true, vibrant personality. He tolerates the strangeness and faults of other.

Early in his life, he watched as his brother fell to ruin, and it is noted that
he is often the last respectable person that men who are turning to evil or ruin
have to talk to. This foreshadows Utterson\'s involvement with upcoming evil. Mr.

Utterson is friends with Richard Enfield, although the two are totally different
from one another. They always took walks with each other on Sundays no matter
what else they might have to do. As they walk down a lane on Sunday that would
usually be crowded with merchants and children during the week, Enfield points
out an old building without many windows, and only a basement door. Enfield
tells a story of how, one night at about 3:00 am, he saw a strange, deformed man
round the corner and bump into a young girl. The strange man did not stop but
simply walked right over the young girl, who cried out in terror. Enfield rushed
over and attended the girl along with her family. Still, the strange man carried
on, so Enfield chased him down and urged him back. A doctor was called and

Enfield and the doctor felt an odd hatred of the man, warning the man that they
would discredit him in every way possible unless he compensated the girl. The
strange man agreed to offer 100 British pounds. Enfield notes that the man is
like Satan in the way he seems emotionally cold to the situation. The strange
man presented a cheque signed by an important person, which they together cashed
the next morning. Enfield states that he refers to the building as Black Mail

House. Utterson asks Enfield if he ever asked who lived in the building, but

Enfield explains that he doesn\'t ask questions about strange things: "the
more it looks like Queer Street, the less I ask." The building appears
lived in, and the two men carry on their walk. Enfield continues that the
strange man he saw that night looked deformed, though he could explain how.

Utterson assures Enfield that his story has caught his interest. The two agree
never to talk about the story again. Chapter 2 The same evening, Utterson came
home. Instead of reading until sleep at midnight, he poured over the will of his
friend Henry Jekyll, a doctor and very educated man. The will stated that

Jekyll\'s possessions and position should be handed over to Mr. Hyde, a friend
that Utterson had never heard nor met. Utterson went to the house of Dr. Lanyon,
an old school and college friend of Utterson\'s and Jekyll\'s, and asked him about

Hyde, but Lanyon had never heard of him. Lanyon uses several evil references
when talking about Jekyll, such as "devilish", and "gone
wrong", foreboding evil relations between Jekyll and Hyde. Utterson knows
something is wrong between the two. Utterson can\'t sleep for the rest of the
night. Utterson considers how the strange man Enfield spoke of could trample a
child and care nothing for it. Utterson staked out the door of the strange
building looking for the strange man, whom he also believed was Mr. Hyde. One
night, he found him. He confronts him as he is about to go inside the strange
door, and finds the strange man is indeed Mr. Hyde. Hyde is unpleasant, cool,
defiant, and confident. Utterson convinces Hyde to show his face, and Hyde
suggests Utterson should know his address, implying that he knows of Jekyll\'s
will. Utterson refers to Hyde to himself as "troglodytic", meaning a
primitive human being, detestable and unpleasant. Utterson decides to try and
visit Jekyll at the late hour. At Jekyll\'s home, he learns from the servants
that Hyde never east dinner at Jekyll\'s house, but is always there in the
laboratory, with his own key. The servants rarely see him, but they have orders
to obey him. Utterson leaves, and reflects upon his own life, what evil deeds he
may be guilty of, and what bad things his friend Jekyll may have done in his
life. He decides that this Hyde must be gravely evil, far worse than anything

Jekyll may have ever done. Utterson decides to try and discover what evil things

Hyde has done and may be doing, but fears that his friend Jekyll will object. To
finish, Utterson again considers the strange will of Jekyll, specifically that