Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

why there were iron bars in jekyll's detection room where he does his scientific experiments?

book: the stange case of dr.jekyll and mr.hyde

chapter: 6-7

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Jekyll's creepy laboratory has bars enclosing the windows. He certainly didn't want prying eyes to see his transformation. The bars also symbolize a sort of prison the Dr. Jekyll felt he was in. It was as if he also wanted to keep the evil hyde locked away.