Dr Lanyon's Narrative
Lanyon’s character traits are previously established as knowledgable and trustworthy. He denounces Dr Jekyll’s experiments, describing them as “unscientific balderdash”. Utterson also comments that “If anyone knows, it will be Lanyon”. These traits are reinforced in “Doctor Lanyon’s Narrative”. He writes that he “felt bound to do as he [Jekyll] requested”. This shows that Lanyon is a responsible person and wants to help his friend, even though he was “sure [Jekyll] was insane”. This further reinforces that he looks down on Jekyll’s unscientific ways. Lanyon’s scientific characteristics are also shown from the way he attempts to identify the ingredients in the powders that Dr Jekyll needed.