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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.

What is the primary effect of the simile "like the stain of breath upon a mirror" (line 16)?


It emphasizes the security​ Jekyll feels in his dual life.


It underscores Hyde's evil nature.


It reinforces the fleeting nature of Jekyll's experiences as Hyde.


It points to the residual evil that Jekyll experiences after Hyde commits some evil act.


It foreshadows Hyde's impending demise.

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