Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

If other people are repulsed by Hyde's appearance, why is jekyll not repulsed when he sees Hyde's image in the mirror?

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In the text we learn that Jekyll was not at all repulsed by the reflection in the mirror, and in fact experienced “a leap of welcome.” Hyde was younger and stronger; he was also a bit smaller. He loved living as Hyde and enjoyed his debauchery; through Hyde he could do whatever evil he liked without guilt. Jekyll often tried to right the wrongs of his alter-ego, but he never felt guilty about the acts Hyde committed.


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde