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The letter instructed Lanyon then to remove a specific drawer and all its contents from the laboratory, return with this drawer to his own home, and wait for a man who would come to claim it precisely at midnight.
The letter seemed to Lanyon to have been written in a mood of desperation.
It offered no explanation for the orders it gave but promised Lanyon that if he did as it bade, he would soon understand everything. The locksmith broke into the lab, and Lanyon returned home with the drawer. Within the drawer, Lanyon found several vials, one containing what seemed to be salt and another holding a peculiar red liquid.
However, the notebooks offered no hints as to what the experiments involved. Lanyon waited for his visitor, increasingly certain that Jekyll must be insane. As promised, at the stroke of midnight, a small, evil-looking man appeared, dressed in clothes much too large for him.
It was, of course, Mr. Hyde, but Lanyon, never having seen the man before, did not recognize him. Hyde seemed nervous and excited.
He avoided polite conversation, interested only in the contents of the drawer. Lanyon directed him to it, and Hyde then asked for a graduated glass. In it, he mixed the ingredients from the drawer to form a purple liquid, which then became green. Jekyll stood in his place. Lanyon here ends his letter, stating that what Jekyll told him afterward is too shocking to repeat and that the horror of the event has so wrecked his constitution that he will soon die.
Analysis This chapter finally makes explicit the nature of Dr. Hyde—the men are one and the same person. But even this knowledge does not diminish the shocking effect of the climax of the novel, the moment when we finally witness the interchange between the two identities.
Through the astonished eyes of Lanyon, Stevenson offers a vivid description, using detailed language and imagery to lend immediacy to supernatural events.
We learn that Hyde and Jekyll are the same person and that the two personas can morph into one another with the help of a mysterious potion.
We remain largely in the dark, however, as to how or why this situation came about.
As we have seen in previous chapters, Jekyll has delved into mystical investigations of the nature of man, whereas Lanyon has adhered strictly to rational, materialist science.
Like Utterson and Enfield, he prefers silence to the exposure of dark truths. The task of exposing these truths must fall to Henry Jekyll himself, in the final chapter of the novel. As the only character to have embraced the darker side of the world, Jekyll remains the only one willing to speak of it.Start studying COSC Chapter 9.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. True Notebooks is an insightful account of Salzman's volunteer experience as a writing instructor for juvenile offenders. It soon becomes apparent that he is as skillful as a teacher (although his instruction methodology for his students is not revealed) as he is a writer.
Overall, I think True Notebooks is a very good book. I did find myself confused at points about who was who because sometimes they would be called by their first name, and sometimes they would be .
True Notebooks is about the creative writing classes he teaches voluntarily at juvenile hall (aka "juvey" as my dad called it-he was a teacher for 25 years there). This book provides the point of view of the juvenile inmate and doesn't dwell on the I discovered Mark Salzman when I /5.
True Notebooks by Mark Salzman pp, Bloomsbury, £ Mark Salzman is a rare breed: he not only understands the power of words and the preciousness of word-power, but is blessed with an.
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