The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Dr Lanyon’s Narrative Summary Notes First change in narrative voice – Utterson to Lanyon. We see a desperate and almost feverish letter from Jekyll. Upon arrival at Jekyll’s we see the symbol of the door again – Jekyll’s cabinet is locked tight much like Hyde’s door. The symbolism of the foul smelling, blood-red liquid. Hyde appears at midnight – Hyde is a creature of the night. Hyde’s description by Lanyon shows a character straining to control himself. Summary Notes Lanyon believes the repulsion of Hyde lies much deeper than in just his appearance – his soul pervades his presence. Lanyon’s greed and thirst for knowledge leads to his own downfall – he must know what is going on. Hyde takes pleasure in shattering Lanyon’s narrow-minded views. Hyde/Jekyll wants to teach Lanyon a lesson about himself and humanity in general.