Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Utterson Letter

Utterson letter

My dear friend Richard,

When we last spoke and you told me that tale about the door well I’m afraid I’m about to break that vow not to discuss the story about that ghastly man and the child, as this has been bugging me recently as it involves one of my dear clients Dr. Henry Jekyll and I am concerned for his own safety now.

Jekyll is a well respected and known man so I want to do the best I can for his well being. I don’t know how Jekyll has come to know of your man in the story but that is beyond my knowledge. My impressions of Hyde are very clear, he is a violent man no doubt about it I also think that this man cant be human the way he acts, he is cruel, remorseless, and a is a very evil man which is why I am worried for Jekyll. Hyde is a mysterious type of character Richard which I’m sure you are aware of. I have a   tendency to help people rather than to reprove and Jekyll is a friend and I’m not a man to abandon a friend when he’s in dire need.

Hyde is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance something displeasing. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I don’t know why. He must be deformed somewhere. To be honest Richard, my impression of Hyde is that he is an uncanny figure, someone whose deformity is truly intangible, mysterious, and recognizable only with some sort of sixth sense for which no vocabulary exists. I’m sure you have your own views on his looks but I get an uneasy feeling about him.
No, sir I can make no sense of it; I can’t describe him. And it’s not want of memory for I swear I can see him this very moment.

last night I was digging away at the case of Hyde trying to fit this all together and I say, I have had great difficulty and have had sleepless nights. your tale has passed through my mind over and over like on replay. I see the child and that man… collide with such incredible speed it still shocks me now! Also I see a figure who has power stands there and makes you rise at that...