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By Colby Bond
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Meaningful Quotations for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- "And next moment, with ape-like fury, he was trampling his victim under foot and hailing down a storm of blows, under which the bones were audibly shattered and the body jumped upon the roadway. At the horror of these sights and sounds, the maid fainted."
- "Both sides of me were in dead earnest; I was no more myself when I laid aside restraint and plunged in shame, than when I laboured, in the eye of day, at the futherance of knowledge or the relief of sorrow and suffering."
- "The next day, came the news that the murder had been overlooked, that the guilt of Hyde was patent to the world, and that the victim was a man high in public estimation. It was not only a crime, it had been a tragic folly. I think I was glad to know it; I think I was glad to have my better impulses thus buttressed and guarded by the terrors of the scaffold. Jekyll was now my city of refuge; let but Hyde peep out an instant, and the hands of all men would be raised to take and slay him."
- "I resolved in my future conduct to redeem the past; and I can say with honesty that my resolve was fruitful of some good. You know yourself how earnestly, in the last months of the last year, I laboured to relieve suffering; you know that much was done for others, and that the days passed quietly, almost happily for myself."
Meaningful Quotations for "The Flea"
"It sucked me first, and now sucks thee,
And in this flea our two bloods mingled be;"
- "This flea is you and I, and this
This quotation displays how the author describes their relationship, using the flea as a metaphor to a marriage bed and temple. The message is conveyed how the author feels about the woman and his relationship, and clearly shows that he believes they are together through this flea.
- "Cruel and sudden, hast thou since
This quotation is from when the woman kills the flea, and the author states that the flea was innocent and was holding the blood of himself, herself, and itself, and that she has just killed three and not just one. Through the idea that she has killed three, the author moves forward into the closing idea.
- "Just so much honor, when thou yield’st to me,
This is Donne's closing statement, and is essentially showing him trying to guilt the woman into sex at this point. He states that the dishonor she would gain from "yielding" to him (having sex with him), would be no worse than the dishonor she just experienced from killing the flea which has his blood, her blood, and it's own blood.