“Moral turpitude” refers to wickedness and vile behaviour. See in text (Chapter Two). Those lanes and neighborhoods are imaged as “wider labyrinths of lamplighted city,” an allusion to the original labyrinth of Greek mythology.

Spurring on Jekyll’s investigations are his internal moral struggles with the portions of himself which he deems evil. See in text (Chapter Two). "Something troglodytic, shall we say?..." See in text (Chapter Two). This passage offers a brief, initial character sketch of Mr. Hyde. In an episode of dark, delirious, late-night imagination, Mr. Utterson envisions the shadowy figure of Mr. Hyde roaming the streets of London. The nature of the punishment is psychological, for Jekyll is not punished by the law but rather by his own feelings of remorse and guilt. After the funeral. Learn more. "He had his death-warrant written legibly upon his face...."  Poole shows. Utterson. But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity, he inclined to help rather than to reprove. The hall, when they entered it, was brightly lighted up; the fire was built high; and about the hearth the whole of the servants, men and women, stood huddled together like a flock of sheep. This idea of purity is important here in that it renders Sir Danvers Carew’s murder all the more despicable. ...– all the servants have gathered and are huddling in fear. Mr. Lanyon’s cryptic remark runs along the lines of the aphorism that “ignorance is bliss.” As Lanyon suggests, to know more—indeed, to know all—can lead to terror and despair. The Minotaur is a useful analogue for Mr. Hyde on several accounts. Dr. Lanyon is, as he predicted, dead within a couple of weeks. He witnessed many exhilarating events

Teachers and parents! "Henry Jekyll, M.D., D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S., etc...."  "through wider labyrinths of lamplighted city, and at every street corner crush a child and leave her screaming...."  Mr. Utterson is the closest thing in the novella to a unifying consciousness or point-of-view character. Victorian Britain was a culture which valued a strong work ethic, self-control, sexual restraint, temperance, and codes of strict ethical conduct. Instant downloads of all 1364 LitChart PDFs Find full texts with expert analysis in our extensive library. The conservative Utterson finds such choices improper.