Critical response to “Murderously self-pitying fathers” by India Knight Critical response to “Murderously self-pitying fathers” by India Knight In her article ‘Murderously self-pitying fathers’, first published in the November 5th 2006 edition of The Sunday Times, India Knight states that “Men – traditionally stiff-upper-lipped, buttoned-up, silently heroic – just can’t cope anymore.” According to her, fathers cannot handle crisis. Whereas Knight gives several examples of fathers who have attempted to, or succeeded to murder their children because they feel victimised by their (ex-)wives or because they simply want to take revenge on them, Knight uses a biased choice of evidence. What she lacks to acknowledge, is that not only men are capable of murdering their offspring out of frustration. Nor are they always the one to lose touch with their children after a divorce. Firstly, in her article, Knight uses four examples of fathers murdering their children over arguments with their (ex-)wives or other factors concerning their relationship with the mother of his children.
Murder is usually thought to be a crime that sprouts from hatred of the victim, but that is not true. Perry admits that he likes Mr. Clutter, even while he was killing him, but the Clutters had to pay for all the wrongs that people have done to Perry (302). Perry was abused for much of his childhood, and is a paranoid schizophrenic (298). In addition, this murder was also the result of greed, because Perry and Dick
The beginning of the movie starts and he tells his tales of his murders. Now what's the first thing you always assume about a murderer? That they are a bad person and took another person's life, and should pay the harsh penalty for it. However, throughout this movie Karl shows how much of a caring and compassionate person he truly is. Sling Blade’s main theme is the redemption of Karl’s lost childhood because of his disability and how he wasn't accepted, not even by his parents.
Serial killers usually have a traumatic childhood, so it must be apparent that something went tremendously wrong with Aileen as a child that led her to be a psychotic serial killer. One of the main reasons that Aileen Wuornos became a serial killer was due to her upbringing. Her mother abandoned her very early in her childhood and her father was a convicted pedophile who eventually committed suicide in prison. One could only assume that she was adopted by close family members or a foster child. Another disturbing revelation about her childhood was that Aileen had sexual relations at a young age, but with her brother Keith.
He goes to see his Father’s old boss and best friend Mr. Sorenson to see if he could help Tanner found out if his mother and stepfather murdered his father. Tanner’s mother warns him to let sleeping dogs lie because Tanner could get hurt. It was a long time ago, this makes Tanner upset and he moves out. Tanner’s mother is all upset about him leaving home and sent Floyd, his Step-Dad, to go talk to him. Tanner is at the Library to visit his Dad’s old boss, to talk about his Dad’s death.
His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his little children.” This demonstrates the fear his family feels towards him. Later in chapter three his anger gets him in trouble when he disobeys the village and beats his wife during the week of peace. This is demonstrated in the book when it states, “And when she returned he beat her very heavily. In his anger he had forgotten that it was the Week of Peace.” After this event his fellow clansmen began to think less of him. Additionally, the novel continues to tell the story of Okonkwo and his family.
Still, we have many reasons to believe that the murderer is Casper Grattan. Joel Hetman, Jr. mentions in his statement that his father loved his wife and was very jealous for her. Moreover, we can see in Casper’s statement that he says that he loved his wife and distrusted her, so he wanted to test her devotion towards him. He claims that he saw' the figure of a man going out of their house at night when his wife was supposed to be there alone, and he got very angry. As he continues with his story, he confesses that that night he was the one to strangle the wife, “I strangled her till she died” he says.
#1 Nafiul Hossain (20) Rubric Assessment Mr. Sinkinson, p.6 (20) Grammar Focus English 9 October 4, 2012 The Retired Lunatic In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, General Zaroff became a mentally unstable chronic killer after he retired from the war. At first General Zaroff was mentally stable, but after he came back from the war he started killing people for amusement. He killed animals from a young age for fun. But after the war, he got more amusement killing humans rather than animals. Before the war he was a part of the community.
In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon, Christopher, the protagonist, experienced this handicapping because he has Aspergers. In the book, Christopher’s father told him that he had killed their neighbor’s dog, Wellington. Because Christopher was too scared to live with his father since he thought he was a murderer, he began his journey to London to find his mother. While he was trying to get to his mother, Christopher saw and experienced many things that did not make sense to him. Although Christopher was born with Aspergers, the community handicapped him more than his disability did when he was on his own.
Because the system failed Kristin, her father started after her murder to search and investigate Cartier’s past because at the time the justice was unable to communicate within its institutions and had as a consequence a tragic event that could have been avoided. I believe that what caused the breakdown of the system can be described in three words: inefficiency, negligence and passivity. Not only the authorities but also, all the people involved in this case didn’t treat the events at their true value. Cartier had a criminal record and was accused multiple times of beating up ex-girlfriends even if he was on probation, killing cats, breakings and more other. But the authorities dropped the more serious charges and Cartier never spent the necessary time in prison for all his actions.