Why Mr. Hyde has a key and authority over the servants.
Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson's gothic novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" tells the strange story of the metamorphosis of Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego Mr. Hyde. Both these personalities are poles apart in their characters, for one is a doctor revered and famous among people while the other is a monster who even murdered others.
The character of Mr. Gabriel John Utterson had been given authority over the will of Dr. Jekyll. And he was confused and maybe even perplexed why in every situation, Mr. Hyde was given authority to do with Dr. Jekyll's property in case of any misfortune. In his process of finding out more about Mr. Hyde, the possible inheritor of all of Jekyll's property, he began investigating wherever he can. On one such occasion, he asked the family servant Poole about Hyde who told him that he indeed is important in the household though he hardly interact with anyone. This puzzled/ surprised Mr. Utterson for he thinks that it is weird and strange for Jekyll to entrust so much on someone the others hardly know of. Based on the excerpt, the element of surprise is created over why Mr. Hyde has a key and authority over the servants.
This quote means that humans can always find a flaw in someone else in order to make themselves bigger than others. People refuse to let go of flaws, they believe in an idea of perfection and so we say blue eyed blondes are beautiful versus saying we are all beautiful in our own way.
In simpler terms, we refuse to see our differences as perfect.
We can use process of elimination to determine the best answer for this.
Looking at answer choice A, this would be a fantastic choice as <em>Frankenstein</em> is a frame story. A frame story is a story within a story. <em>Frankenstein</em> is a frame story because Robert Walton is told the story of the Creature and Victor by Victor, so essentially the entirety of the novel is a flashback. However, the excerpt we have here does not discuss this, so it is not the right choice.
Choice B also make a good choice as this excerpt mentions philosophers in it, however, it doesn't seem so much like a history of philosophy is being given here. It's more like the person is talking about what they did as they worked, which would have greatly interested Victor as he also has a zeal for the same things.
Choice C, while still a good option, doesn't quite fit. It talks about classification, but the excerpt doesn't refer to experiences. Based on context, it seems more likely they are classifying something scientifically.
Choice D is your best answer because it discusses the zeal previous philosophers had for learning and making connections between things. This ties in well with the overall plot line of <em>Frankenstein</em> because Victor is zealous about learning the secret to life and creating it himself.