Strangulation was his preferred method, the same method he often used to kill animals as a child. After the body of his first victim, Taunja Bennett was found, the media’s attention surrounded Laverne Pavlinac, a woman who falsely confessed to killing Bennett with her abusive boyfriend (The serial killer hit list). Jesperson was then upset the he was not getting the attention, so he first drew the smiley face on the bathroom wall where he wrote an anonymous confession for the murder, hundreds of miles away from
How has Mark Haddon use first person in The curious incident of the dog in the night time? Christopher becomes a detective to find out who murdered Mrs Shears’ dog. He then finds out the truth about his mother and runs away from home to find her. All the time this is happening Christopher is writing a book and it is this book that we read, told from Christopher’s point of view. I will explain Mark Haddon’s use of writing in the first person narrative and the advantages and disadvantages of writing in this particular style and how Mark Haddon overcomes the disadvantages.
Ed, after realizing Chris had read the letters, tells Chris not only that he lied about his mother’s death, but that he was also the one who killed Wellington after a fight with Ms. Shears! Chris runs away from home in a search to live with his mother, ashamed, and afraid that his father might kill Chris after murdering Wellington. Finding his mom is no easy task however. He must travel to London, a thing he his petrified of and dodge the policemen that have been sent out to find him and return him home. The overload of information makes Chris feel sick, as part of his disability includes extreme sensitivity to huge loads of information.
To help explain their reasoning of a serial killers mind, Wolf and Lavezzi provide two cases of serial killers to analyze. Case one describes the serial killer Gary Evans, a white 43 year old man. Out of South Troy, NY, Evans had a bad reputation with law enforcement. Evans’ main priors had to do with the robbery of antiques, a small offence compared to serial killing. He had a group of close friends that he would commit robberies with, and when three of them went missing in 13 years Evans was thought to be involved with their disappearances.
The ghost informed Hamlet that he had been killed by Sir King Claudius and that Claudius was, in fact, Hamlet's uncle. From there, the ghost only asked for one thing and one thing only, and all the deceased king requested was revenge from his son. Taking in all this information, wanting to avenge his father's death, and wanting to do as his father asks causes Hamlet to do many crazy things, including pretending to have lost his sanity. This causes many deaths in the story during Hamlet's journey to revenge. One of which was Polonious, who was stabbed by Hamlet during Hamlets rant to his mother.
In The Book Thief, Liesel and Rudy both face death; Liesel more so than Rudy as she has to deal with the loss of not only her entire family but also the loss of her best friend. In The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas the relationship between Bruno and Shmuel encounters death in a horrifying way as they both are killed, Shmuel on purpose and Bruno by accident. The theme of friendship within these texts is one of the most important. The friendship between Liesel and Rudy in The Book Thief is presented in a more simple way compared to the friendship that was formed between Bruno and Shmuel. In The Book Thief the innocence of Liesel and Rudy was lost because of the events in the book that they lived through.
He talks about why each of the men carries the things they have on them, the deaths of three men in his group, Ted Lavender, Curt Lemon, and Kiowa, as well as the death of his first love, Linda. His book talks how the war affected everyone from Jimmy Cross, to Norman Bowker, Rat Kiley, and even himself. Before you even start to read The Things They Carried, the internal book title page mentions that the book itself is fiction; it states that toward the beginning of the book, 12 pages before the first chapter. (I have the 2009 edition) Let us begin to go into greater detail and analyze Tim O’Brien’s truth in fiction. Throughout his book, O'Brien tells several different stories with various themes ranging from physical and emotional burdens, the deaths of Ted Lavender, Curt Lemon, Kiowa, and Linda, shame used as a motivation, Curt Lemon and the dentist, to name a few.
Sammy Mariano Mr. Hallaren About A Boy November 2, 2012 Kurt Cobain in About a Boy About a Boy is a novel that follows the lives of Marcus and Will; two people that appear very different, whose paths cross in an interesting way. Marcus is an unusual twelve year old boy who doesn’t fit in at school and after just moving to Cambridge he is having a hard time making friends. Will, on the other hand, is a thirty six year old man who is up-to-date on what all the kids are into, despite his age. The author of this novel, Nick Hornby, uses Kurt Cobain as a symbol to represents the story’s main themes. Throughout About a Boy Nick Hornby uses Kurt Cobain to symbolize effects of family life and friendship, depression and suicide, and the importance of pop culture.
'The Lights Below' by Carl MacDougall is a novel in which an important part is played by an act of violence. Andy Paterson is brought up by his Grandmother in Glasgow, after his father was robbed and murdered. His mother then marries his father’s killer which divides his family. Andy’s first wife Margaret sets Andy up by hiding a Class B substance in his room and he serves two years in jail. He then uses a lawyer to find out his wife’s new house and petrol bombs the property as an act of revenge.
A Meticulous Revenge Not many would think a young girl would be capable of committing murder and getting away with it. Jorge Luis Borge’s short story “Emma Zunz” centers around a young girl, named Emma, who learns that her father has passed away. Emma reveals that her father was imprisoned for embezzlement; a crime that he did not commit. She carries the secret that the man responsible for the embezzlement and her father’s imprisonment is her father’s boss, Aaron Loewenthal. Emma plots and executes the murder of Loewenthal to avenge her father’s death.