Hyde is a deformed character who evokes horror and disgust in those who contact him.
He lashes out in this seemingly chance encounter, but his trampling a child’s body, a figure of innocence that would find his scarred visage doubly repugnant, is indicative of his deep-rooted discontentment with his environment and his own psyche.
By doing so he symbolizes his creator’s repressed desires in a stifling society.
The stories have parallel structures in the three main ways. Jekyll and Frankenstein are scientists who, though welcomed by society, find it constraining and often alienate themselves.
Jekyll, he is emotionally detached from a society that expects him to fulfill various obligations, and he accordingly responds with physical detachment.
Both Hyde and the Creature choose children for their first victims.Words like ‘bounds,’ ‘clubbed,’ ‘earth,’ ‘ape-like,’ and ‘storm’ all reinforce the reader’s idea of Hyde being a thoroughly primitive savage, and the repetition of ‘trampling’s erves as an excellent mini-motif.Though Hyde tramples his victims, has he not been trampled in the same way by the oppressive society that condemns him at a glance?Fulfilling his prophesy, the rest of the family barges in: ‘Who can describe their horror and consternation upon beholding me? Just because they are looked down upon by society ...’ (131) The Creature’s status as pariah differs in one major respect from Hyde’s; though they both possess loathsome appearances, the Creature’s soul, at the beginning of his life, at least, is as pure as could be hoped for, while Hyde’s black heart shows in his face. limited number of victims of child abuse who become perpetrators of murder. the concept of homicide in American society, rather than attempting to understand and ... For heterosexual men, young and elderly women become their ... where he studies anatomy and works to create his creature. According to an eyewitness, Hyde ‘trampled calmly over the child’s body and left her screaming on the ground…He was perfectly cool and made no resistance, but gave me one look, so ugly that it brought out the sweat on me like running’ (4-5).He resembles nothing so much as a child or prehistoric man in these episodes, first discovering fire, then bits of language, and finally emotion.He confronts the elderly father of the family and predicts his fate if he is not taken in by them: ‘I am full of fears, for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever’ (129). children do their daily work without griping as well.However, it could be argued that Frankenstein unconsciously wishes his creation to commit acts of sin. without transition." the more Jekyll appeared as Hyde the stronger Hyde got but until Hyde was strong enough to overcome Jekyll his rage and depression ...Hyde’s and Frankenstein’s first victims are children. best of all the angles in heaven." Maybe Hyde is challenging Jekyll because he is bored of staying on the inside ...