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Question: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde essay
Read the following extract from Chapter 6 and then answer the question that follows. In this extract Mr Utterson visits Dr Lanyon and is shocked at his ill appearance.

Starting with this extract, how does Stevenson use the characters of Lanyon and Utterson to present ideas about Victorian morality? Write about:
• How Stevenson uses Lanyon to present morality in this extract
• How Stevenson uses the characters of Lanyon and Utterson to present ideas about Victorian morality in the novel as a whole.
[30 marks]

Extract: Lanyon had his death-warrant written legibly upon his face. The rosy man had grown pale; his flesh had fallen away; he was visibly balder and older; and yet it was not so much these tokens of a swift physical decay that arrested the lawyer's notice, as a look in the eye and quality of manner that seemed to testify to some deep-seated terror of the mind. It was unlikely that the doctor should fear death; and yet that was what Utterson was tempted to suspect. "Yes," he thought; "he is a doctor, he must know his own state and that his days are counted; and the knowledge is more than he can bear." And yet when Utterson remarked on his ill-looks, it was with an air of greatness that Lanyon declared himself a doomed man.
"I have had a shock," he said, "and I shall never recover. It is a question of weeks. Well, life has been pleasant; I liked it; yes, sir, I used to like it. I sometimes think if we knew all, we should be gladder to get away." "Jekyll is ill, too," observed Utterson. "Have you seen him?"
But Lanyon's face changed, and he held up a trembling hand. "I wish to see or hear no more of Dr. Jekyll," he said in a loud, unsteady voice. "I am quite done with that person; and I beg that you will spare me any allusion to one whom I regard as dead."
"Tut-tut," said Mr. Utterson; and then after a considerable pause, "Can't I do anything?" he inquired. "We are three very old friends, Lanyon; we shall not live to make others."
"Nothing can be done," returned Lanyon; "ask himself."
"He will not see me," said the lawyer.
"I am not surprised at that," was the reply. "Someday, Utterson, after I am dead, you may perhaps come to learn the right and wrong of this. I cannot tell you. And in the meantime, if you can sit and talk with me of other things, for God's sake, stay and do so; but if you cannot keep clear of this accursed topic, then, in God's name, go, for I cannot bear it."

Answer: Stevenson presents moral obligation in the Victorian era as a repressive and...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 984
  • Date submitted: October 25, 2019
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8747

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Answer: A codified constitution is a single document outlining the main principles of...


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  • Subject: Politics
  • Course: Politics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1305
  • Date submitted: May 27, 2019
  • Date written: March, 2019
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8678

Question: Evaluate the view that the conventions of ministerial responsibility no longer account for ministerial actions.

Answer: Given the uncodified nature of the constitution, the British cabinet system of...


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  • Subject: Politics
  • Course: Politics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 979
  • Date submitted: May 27, 2019
  • Date written: March, 2019
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8677

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Answer: Whilst not holding ministerial roles, backbench MP’s have long been ‘lobby fodder’,...


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  • Subject: Politics
  • Course: Politics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1023
  • Date submitted: May 27, 2019
  • Date written: March, 2019
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8676

Question: How far should voluntary euthanasia be sanctioned by the state?

Answer: Euthanasia, the deliberate ending of one’s life, is illegal in the United...


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  • Subject: Healthcare
  • Course: Healthcare
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 847
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2019
  • Date written: May, 2018
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8644

Question: Psychology Practical Write-Up

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Answer: Practical Write-Up  Aim – To observe how gender affects people’s politeness....


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Psychology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 699
  • Date submitted: January 15, 2019
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8593

Question: Outline and assess the relationship between age and crime (40)

Answer: In order to establish whether there is a relationship between age and...


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  • Subject: Sociology
  • Course: Sociology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2641
  • Date submitted: January 03, 2019
  • Date written: March, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8583

Question: Outline and evaluate Realist solutions to crime and deviance. (40)

Answer: A crime is defined as an act or omission which goes against...


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  • Subject: Sociology
  • Course: Sociology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2048
  • Date submitted: January 03, 2019
  • Date written: March, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8582

Question: Discuss the extent to which liability in English Law is and should be fault based. (30 marks + 5 marks AO3)

Answer: Law is not a term that lends itself to easy definition with...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3031
  • Date submitted: January 03, 2019
  • Date written: March, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8581

Question: Psychological explanations of Schizophrenia (8+16 marks): (Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Socio-cultural factors)

Answer: The psychodynamic approach was founded by Freud, Freud believed that Sz was...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Psychology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1506
  • Date submitted: September 27, 2018
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8531

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