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Foreshadowing in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Foreshadowing Examples in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde:

Chapter Two

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"definite presentment of a fiend...."   (Chapter Two)

In legal parlance, Utterson’s specialty, “presentment” is used to describe the formal setting forth of a case, argument, or document. Here, the word seems to mean something closer to presentation, as in image. “Presentment” in this case might also be close to “presentiment,” which fittingly refers to a feeling of foreboding and imminent evil.

"cheval glass..."   (Chapter Five)

A “cheval glass” is a rotatable, full-length mirror. The events in subsequent chapters may reveal why Dr. Jekyll would need such a device.

"it said complainingly...."   (Chapter Eight)

The use of the pronoun “it” is intriguing. On one level, it is the accurate pronoun to attribute to the “voice” within the room. On a deeper level, the pronoun “it” suggests a non-human subject, as if the voice within room belonged to some kind of inhuman character.

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