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The Essential Irony

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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.

In the context of the entire passage, which of the following BEST emphasizes the primary irony of Jekyll's understanding of himself?

A

"The pleasures which I made haste to seek in my disguise were, as I have said, undignified" (line 19).

B

"Henry Jekyll stood at times aghast before the acts of Edward Hyde" (lines 20-21).

C

Jekyll "projected and shared in the pleasures and adventures of Hyde" (lines 38-39).

D

"To cast in my lot with Jekyll​, was to die to those appetites which I had long secretly indulged" (lines 40-41).

E

"I chose the better part and was found wanting in the strength to keep to it" (lines 45-46).