She held the children under the water until they stopped fighting. Andrea said she was a bad mother and did not want to raise bad children. She was thinking that she was a bad mom and going to hell, and if she did not kill her children they would end up going to hell too ("Sympathy for the Devil", 2013). The combination of her physiological issues, what she believed religiously, and her actions made behaviors constitute
Character Sketch Cathy Ames East of Eden Cathy Ames was a very interesting character in the book, East of Eden. She was the antagonist in the book. In my opinion Cathy was a very deceiving person. Also, she manipulated many characters from the beginning to the end of the book. She killed her parents because they were to worried about her life, and set up the scene where they were killed to lead to believe that Cathy was murdered.
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
He has little experience in dealing on a personal basis with the question of sanity of patients, but is intrigued by this fabulously sensationalized murderess. A group that has continuously tried for the pardon of Grace Marks has recruited the doctor with hopes that he will find Grace sane and innocent on all counts of murder. Dr. Jordan's main purpose is to help recover the lost memory of the time during the murders. This memory which some to believe was conveniently forgotten helped convict her during the trial; almost as if she had admitted to
If you dig deep enough into the case you can see that if she had the abortion it would at least be indifferent. It would be indifferent because the good would go towards the psychological well-being of the woman, but the bad could be the aborting of the fetus. Most people, especially those who are pro-life, would see it as a selfish act and be completely bad because she would be killing the fetus. I see this case passing the first step in double effect because I see the psychological effects of the situation. I can also see that when she was raped, it was not a morally good act so the decision to pass the first step would be a little more complicated than what it seems.
When she says “What need we fear who/ Knows it, when none can call our power accompt?” (5.1.37-38). In making a comment on this, it not only gives away the fact that she did indeed commit murder, but also that she and her husband, Macbeth, need not worry about people knowing who they had killed if they were able to retain power. The fact that Lady Macbeth was so hungry to for power that she was ready to kill will lead to her self destruction, which would result in her insanity. This demonstrates how ambition can cause destruction. Ultimately, the hallucinations of bloodstains on Lady Macbeth’s hands are what symbolize the guilt and lack of innocence.
At home, her father, T Ray is very abusive, mostly verbal, but at times there were some physical moments. As a child, T Ray told Lily that she had murdered her own mother, and that her mother didn’t love her and was abandoning them both. Lily didn’t really completely believe her father, but she did question whether it is true or not. All Lily knew she could do was run away, and start a new life. So, that’s exactly what she did.
Isaac Velasquez Mr. Hawkins English CP2 5/14/12 Antigone’s killer or killers The story of Antigone is one of a sister who suicides herself after being punished for breaking a unjust law. There are many questions of whose fault it is that Antigone ended her life? But the fault is not only one person it depends on many. Antigone’s death depended on many factors, but mostly by the actions or inactions committed by Ismene, Creon, and Antigone herself. Ismene’s inaction to react to the situation she is put through by her sister contributed to Antigone’s death.
Andrea Yates, the Houston mom who in 2001 drowned her five young children one-by-one in the bathtub (Moisse, 2013). Andrea Yates was a mother of Mary, 6 months, Luke, 2, Paul, 3, John, 5, and Noah, 7. Andrea Yates defense claim had been that God told her to drown all her children. During her first trial she was found guilty on 3 counts of murder however, it was overturned due to erroneous testimony during an appeal. Following that Andrea Yates submitted a plea of guilty for reason of insanity.
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