Stevenson continues to present Hyde as a disturbing character using the surroundings and locality. An example of this is the back door to Jekylls home home; it is a good reflection of the personality and appearance of Hyde. ‘Shabby and dilapidated ‘. This is closely collated to Hyde’s description of ‘scruffy and scrummy ‘. ‘Blistered and distained ‘also closely relates to Hyde’s character. Mr Hyde’s life is blistered and his soul distained due to the evil and sense of trepidation he emits into others around him. This is a very powerful effect used by Stevenson to show the disturbing character of Mr Hyde. In the beginning of the story when Jekyll has relative control over Hyde his windows in his home are described as ‘Always shut and clean’. This is a reflection of Jekyll and shows how organised and civilised he is in the beginning and that his hold onto reality is quite tight. However as the story progresses and Jekylls grip on Hyde begins to weaken the windows are described as ‘Dusty and barred with iron ‘. The dusty description shows how he is starting to loose his grip over normality and how everything which he would normally do is dissolve. Everything which he once new in the past is starting to be covered over and gather dust suggesting he has moved on from what he once was. The iron bars make us ratiocinate a secretive sort of character which is evident in the story, as he begins to lock himself in his cabinet more often and be concealed from his friends and servants. All his deeds and actions are carried out secretly and this has made the reader become much more sceptical on his intentions.
The disturbing character of Hyde is reinforced further by the acts and deeds he commits during the novella. Right from the beginning the disturbing character is shown as he tramples over a young girl almost as if it was ok to do so. ‘Trampled calmly over the child’s body ‘. In this situation Hyde is seen as a monster and malicious, because he has done something as terrible as trampling an innocent girl much younger then himself, but not just the fact he did it but he did it with calm, as if she was almost unimportant and not noticeable. The fact he does it calmly is a contradiction in itself but this links onto further deeds suggesting this psychotic behaviour which plagues him. How he can do all these things with such cool as if it was all normal is.