In this thriller, the executioner did not lack responsibility for his murders. He took full responsibilty for his merciless actions, and also attempted to fool the police with his confidence. An illustration of this was when he arrive at the police station, dripping in blood, a crooked smile attached to his face, and turning himself in to his rivals. The last significant attribute to being a sociopath is deceitfulness, also known as the practice of misleading or lying. However the serial killer portrayed in the movie did not
O’Connor’s use of imagery and Laurence’s use of diction create two distinct characters. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” we are introduced to the misfit, an escaped murderer who later on kills the grandmother at the end of the story. In “Boys and Girls” Laurence gives us a character known as “the father”, we are not given a name but instead his behaviour throughout the story. He to commits wrongly actions in murdering not only injured horses but healthy ones too. “The girl is not surprised to later learn that her father has recaptured and killed the mare” (Korb).
Avery and his sister got caught by Charlie and Lono. Charlie ended up killing the both of them and left with their money. Charlie is the ex-mobster who is the boss or what I would call a gangster. Charlie is the tough guy who isn’t afraid of anything or anyone. He has a good connection with other people to figure out everything’s he needs to know.
He didn’t want to lose his title as the best barber in town. The barber was a coward because if he had slaughtered Torres, then he would have saved the lives of many while only taking one. Torres was a man who killed a group of people called ‘rebels’ because of their beliefs of their culture. The barber would have only had to dispatch the Captain to set the lives of all the other rebels free. Take one look at another murderous fiend, Hitler.
He got them to tell each other their sins and secrets. All little things they did that didn't matter added up to one young girls suicide and the death of her unborn child. "It's the way I like to... don't you, Mr Birling"" The inspector knew just how to talk to people, he had a way of manipulating them. Arthur Birling was a business man, he was also a father and a husband. When problems began to arise at work he did what he thought was best for his company, his family and himself of course.
The first major distinction between Crime & Punishment and Native Son was the mentality and psychology of the main characters. In Crime & Punishment, Raskolnikov’s mentality on why he killed the pawnbroker was shown through a periodical in which one of his essays was published. In the periodical, Raskolnikov argues that “the extraordinary…have the right to commit all kinds of crimes and transgress the laws in all kinds of ways” (Dostoyevsky 249). Raskolnikov murdered the pawnbroker because he was extraordinary, and he needed her money to carry out his plans to better the slum called St. Petersburg. Contrastingly, in Native Son, Bigger Thomas murders Mary Dalton out of fear.
The first person is all knowing from one individual in which this case is the killer. The story doesn’t need anything else then from this point of view. The only thing that is confusing about the point of view is that Poe leaves you wondering what the murdered old man was thinking. I think this is a good strategy because it makes you wonder if he pushed or nurtured this killer to the point of murder. I think not knowing this just adds to the psychotic part of the killer.
It’s all up to the perspective of the viewer. My interpretation of Travis by the end is a combination of the two; I would call Travis a psychotic hero. Even though he did kill several men, he had a very good reason to do so; by taking matters into his own hands, he was able to restore Iris and send her back to her loving family. His plot against the senator is unjustifiable, however. There is no apparent reason as to why he would want to kill a man who had no previous entanglements or disagreements with.
He struggles with humiliation. His illness is the result of his wounded pride. Porfiry’s reasons for most of his methods he used was he saw the intellectual potential in Raskolnikov and wanted him to see that in himself. In the beginning of the book, Raskolnikov views himself as sort of a “Superman,” or above the moral rules of society or above what is socially acceptable. This viewpoint compels if not encourages him to separate from society or the established Russian social order.
I think that the audience is very naive for feeling sympathy for Tsotsi because he is a criminal that was involved with the murder of two people; Butcher and Zachariah. If anyone were to commit such crimes in reality no one would hesitate to send the person to prison but because of clever filming that made Tsotsi look innocent at the end of the film the audience feel sorry for him. Gavin Hood achieves this by shooting high angles on Tsotsi which make him look small and vulnerable. Along with good acting by Presley Chweneyagae(Tsotsi) , the director effectively wins the hearts of the audience and evokes sympathy for Tsotsi when he is arrested. In a matter of days, the film shows the dramatic change of Tsotsi’s character.