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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, "Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case"

In the following passage, Dr. Jekyll explains the circumstances of his scientific experiment.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Learn Library, 2000-2012. Web. 24 March 2016.

Which of the following purposes BEST states the function of the last sentence (line 8) of the first paragraph?

A

It explains the meaning of the scientific experiment.

B

It evaluates the outcome of the scientific experiment.

C

It dismisses the experiment as a failure.

D

It summarizes the key elements of the experiment.

E

It defends the necessity of the scientific experiment.