After her oldest child was born, Yates developed postpartum psychosis, which caused her to experience hallucinations of stabbings (McLellan, December 2, 2006). Her next three children were born in rapid succession, which left her hormones in an almost constant state of flux. When she gave birth to her fourth child, Yates tried to commit suicide and was admitted to a hospital where she received medication she refused to take (McLellan, December 2, 2006). With her hormonal imbalance and refusal to take the appropriate medication, her condition continued to spiral out of control. Medical experts told Andrea she would be
She also kills the two children that she had with Jason in order to spite Jason and make him suffers the losing kids pain. Medea takes the revenge to her kids and blames them for losing a whole family with Jason. She was unjustly pressured and subjugated under her husband Jason and Greek cultural laws. However, Jason’s marriage not only creates her motivations, but revealed her inner and most hidden personality traits. In the play, Medea says “They died from disease they caught from their father.”(Line 1339) and “Is love so small a pain, do you think, for a woman?” (Line 1340) This shows that she has a desire to revenge because she is hurting by Jason.
After the birth of her fifth child and the death of her father, she went into a severe depression and was forcefully admitted to Devereux-Texas Treatment Network. There, Dr. Mohammed Saeed prescribed a series of psychotropic drug treatments. He also abruptly tapered off the antipsychotic Haldol, a medication that helped Andrea recover in 1999. On June 20, 2001, during the hour between her husband leaving for work and her mother-in-law arriving, Andrea Yates drowned all five of her children in the bathtub. Debra M. Osterman, a psychiatrist with the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County, Tex., said
The death of anyone let alone a young person is always a tragedy. A person who is able to take the life of another human being without any consent or remorse is a coldblooded murderer. Another word humans cringe at when it is spoken about. In the novel The Lovely Bones, written by Alice Sebold, young Susie Salmon was murdered and raped on December 6th 1973 by neighbor George Harvey. The slaying of Susie devastated her whole town and brought them closer together.
Some are extremely happy, but others can become depressed. Although Shelley belongs in the former category, she writes of a creator who cannot bear to be around his creation (321). Shelley wanted to be a mother and was able to have children, but they died shortly after. Shelley represents Viktor and Frankenstein is a representation of her children (323-324). She believes she “ran away” from her children, meaning it was something she did to cause their deaths.
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.
She also refers to the murder of Banquo and Lady Macduff while in her somnambulistic state. Lady Macbeth’s motivation for going insane is ultimately to be free of guilt. Once the sense of guilt becomes to overwhelming, Lady Macbeth’s sensitivity becomes a weakness, and she is unable to cope. Lady Macbeth faces mental obstacles as she tries to overcome her guilt because her conscious mind is telling her to keep her secrets suppressed but her unconscious mind reveals her secrets to the Gentlewomen and the Doctor because it is doing herself no good keeping the secrets to herself. Once Lady Macbeth confronts these obstacles, she apparently kills herself, signaling her inability to deal with the legacy and the power of the crown.
This trial has brought upon so much controversy and has consumed the mass media. Jodi Arias is accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend, stabbing him 27 times, slitting his throat, and shooting him in the head. Arias’ defense is that it was self-defense, but she has changed her story multiple times. She has stated that intruders came in and killed him and her latest defense when she took the stand is that it was her that killed him but that she cannot remember any of the details. She claims to be a victim of assault and abuse and a battered woman.
Many pro-choice supporters don’t believe the fetus is a human until the second trimmest and believe that any point before this the mother has the right to end the pregnancy. An adult, child and an unborn baby are all different stages of life. Killing an unborn baby is just as wrong as killing one of them. Abortion is murder and our law should not allow such an unjust action. An unborn baby has no say on its life, but is it fair that a mother gets to make a choice to kill there child life because they don’t think it will fit into there life.
We knew ahead of time that Medea was bound to murder her children, which I thought should build a nice suspense to the play had it not been mentioned. In addition, the Corinth women and Nurse’s verbal argument to change Medea’s decision on killing her children almost seemed pitiful because despite evoking guilt and awareness of her outrageous actions, she proceeded to do it anyway. However the one scene that made it unsatisfying (was the scene after Medea murdered her children. The verbal argument between Jason and Medea almost seemed like child’s play, engaging in bickering on who was to blame like a Jerry Springer/Dr. Phil show.