Carlisle article explained that the dark side envelops their personality by the fantasy they were living in subconsciously. Now that the dark side consumed them they start satisfying their urges in reality. His theory is effective because it relates to how the serial killer thinks while they are under their other persona. The psychological theory that Carlisle describes in his article does not contribute to the role of situations and socioeconomic factors in crime. Psychological theory doesn’t explain the social reasons why the serial killer becomes who he is, such as poverty and the people around him creating the behavior of killing tendencies.
They’re all devious, perfectionist, dramatic characters, who have the irrepressible need to kill someone, due to reasons which are either clarified or simply not mentioned in the text. Step by step, the character’s mind is gradually unfolded to us as the story develops. Poe achieves a gripping effect as he creates stories where we, as the audience, feel involved, almost as if we were living it. He
Therefore, I try to dig out every clue that causes his motives to kill people and every detail that built up his personalities so that it would help me understand why a genius becomes a villain. “Understanding the mindset of a psychopath is very important in order to understand why a criminal would not feel the need to justify his or her transgressions; psychopaths do not believe that they are doing anything abnormal or morally inept” (Siler 3). In this research paper, Freudian psychoanalysis will be applied to explore the protagonist’s mental journey and explain the motives of his crimes. Tom Ripley is a fictional character in a series of novels composed by Patricia Highsmith, including The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, Ripley Under Water. This research paper is expected to focus on Highsmith’s first book about Tom Ripley and try to dig out any Freudian imagery of Ripley’s personalities.
‘The White Devil is nothing more than a demonstration of imaginative ways to commit murder’ How do you comment on this judgement? In the White Devil, murderous plots and deadly scheming dominate the play, with the story revolving around the various motives and actions towards the murder of husbands, wives and brothers. However, to see the play as merely a vehicle for Webster’s fatal imaginings would be overly simplistic, and would overlook vast swathes of a play that, behind the murders, pivots on desire, love and intrigue, rather than plain bloodlust. The fact that the characters in the play are not designed to be consumed by murderous desires is apparent when Cornelia questions, ‘What? Because we are poor, shall we be vicious?’, illustrating clearly her belief that murder or violence is not the correct or dignified way of conducting oneself.
I feel Capote’s in-depth analysis and reconstruction of this murder case struck horror into my heart, knowing how unpredictable murder is and how devastating the effects were afterwards. Personally, this story almost seemed unreal, that a murder with seemingly no motive almost went unsolved, but luckily had a “fairy-tale” ending in which the criminals were caught. It is crimes like these that the criminals deserve the death sentance, even if the punishment is cruel. Even though I do not live in the same time period as the Clutter murder, I think that I would have to disagree with Capote’s thinking that hanging was wrong, since the criminals clearly deserved the punishment, which oddly, they were willing to
Serial killers drive has been debated since people have started studying them, But there are a few commonalities in which they do agree upon. And the first is the sexual drive for which they murder. They might say it differently in different research but from what I understood when reading them that killers differ dramatically in what they think is either womanhood or what attracts them to the person. Just because serial killers have differences in the people that they murder does not mean that they dont act and think alike. One of the concerns of serial killers is free will.
Yes it is very simple to understand that murder is a crime and in most cases it should be punishable by execution. It is also very easy to understand that my client George is the man that killed Lennie Small. However it is not easy to understand why he killed him and if it is considered murder. That’s right all killings are not murder they are not the same thing. Killing is the taking of a like but murder is the doing so out of hatred or out of personal gain.
He went too far. He also doesn’t know that his revenge will also hurt him. He won’t go to heaven because he killed someone. This story is also saying something that is true. Revenge is sweeter when the person least expects it.
Instead of Macbeth directly killing Banquo, Macbeth hired his gang members to act out this murder. By doing this, Macbeth hopes to be plagued lessen from the guilt and sorrow he awaits, and secondly it acts as insurance for Macbeth because if anyone saw the murder they would not see Macbeth thus making him innocent of the
In the story, “Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allen Poe an “old man” is murdered, and through the factors of guilt and insanity the killer confesses. A similar short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell is written in a “dark” way as well, but at the same time in a completely different way. Both of these stories show similar content, but also some key differences. First off, one of the main similarities between these two short stories is the idea that both of them are written around. The idea that the “Tell-Tale Heart” as well as “The Most Dangerous Game” contain is a hunting or stalking scheme.