Hyde’s depiction as a savage animal with atavistic traits is significant because Stevenson is reminding us of the Victorian fears of regression. Hyde is a metaphorical embodiment of the savagery and uncivilised nature of man and to be associated with such primitive uncontrolled behaviour would have frightened reputable and civilised society.
In chapter two, Stevenson’s depiction of Hyde as ‘pale and dwarfish’ reveals him as a character in contrast to the ‘smooth-faced’ Jekyll. Adjectives ‘pale and dwarfish’ suggest that he is not fully formed in some way
The Next Major Decision
The next major decision I make in this life will follow a similar pattern to the others I have already made – through prayer and opportunity, in conjunction with previous desires, God-given gifts & abilities, and my personality. I may not ever fulfill my earthly “dreams,” but I am not the center of the universe, nor am I here to gratify my selfish desires; as I follow Christ, He will direct my path. What God places on my heart I will act on and if He closes the door, then so be it. There is no reward for me to create or attempt to manipulate God’s plans.
Cities across the United States
Each year, cities across the United States are creating unjust laws that are causing homelessness to be a crime, as a result more and more homeless people are ending up in the Criminal Justice System. According to the article, The Criminalization of Homelessness: Explained, “Hundreds of jurisdictions across the U.S. have criminalized homelessness, and the trend shows no signs of abating. Laws criminalizing homelessness have multiplied in the last 10 years in 187 studied cities” (Sarma and Brand, 2018). These laws are made to reduce ‘crime’ and improve “safety” but all that’s happening is the rate of the homeless going to jail has increased. According to a study done by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics,