And my first question, before we really start: Really, does anyone NOT know the basics of this story, even if they haven't read it? I'm curious, because I don't think I need to be coy, but I don't want to find out I'm wrong by spoiling it for someone!
Huh, for a sympathetic character, Utterson's description does not start out typically, does it? Although it does sound like he leads a rather dull life.
One thing that crops up to mind is that while, Hyde is obviously unsympathetic and dark (there's that being coy Just In Case thing), what might be worse is the dark nature he seems to bring out in everyone else. Granted, he basically trampled and frightened a little girl, so some dark feelings are certainly expected, but man.
Huh, it's odd to see "black mail" as two words, instead of one, although I guess the derivation of the word would hint that it came from the two separate words. (And I don't even know if all the editions that people might be reading have the two words separate, come to think of it!)
Grr, now I'm wondering how Utterson knows who the "good gentleman" is.