Special agent Paul Smecker is assigned to the case. He knows that the death of the two mobsters is not a professional hit. As the police start looking for the people who are responsible, the brothers show in the police station to clear their names. The media and the public pronounce them as heroes. They spend the night in the police cell when they got the message from god telling them to kill every bad man.
As awful as Ed Gein was, some look at him at as a hero. He has been used as inspiration for movies like Norman Bates in Psycho, Leather face in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs. They glorify a person that killed people. Ed Gein was one of the most awful murders of our time. He was mentally unstable due to his upbringing and abusive father.
Dylan Fiolek Prejudice in the South Racial prejudice was beyond horrible in the 1960s. A time to kill was a movie about a white lawyer who defends a black man for shooting to white woman. The black man raped and beat his daughter. To kill a Mockingbird was a book about a white lawyer who defends a black man. They accuse him of raping and beating a young white woman.
Which is why he remained silent for a decade after his voice was played over and over again on the news. Dennis Rader knew that strangling victims and binding them was wrong, he feared police catching him, and Dennis didn’t care if he lost the respect of his church, his scouts or family. Rader also let the sexual pleasure he gained from the crimes control his actions. It was his choice to plan out the murders and follow through with them. This is a perfect example of the rational choice theory (Siegel, 2008 p.84).
[pic] [pic] [pic] [pic] Medgar Evers Byron De La Beckwith (1963 & 1994) Bobby DeLaughter The assassin was white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the Ku Klux Klan and a man with an intimidating and violent personality. Beckwith was arrested, tried, and acquitted by an all white jury. Years later, in 1994, Assistant District Attorney, Bobby DeLaughter, reopened the case. This led to a retrial in which the jury convicted Beckwith, 31 years after the act, of assassinating Medgar Evers. The story of Beckwith's second trial is the subject of the 1996 film entitled Ghosts of Mississippi.
The character Mr Robert Ewell is supposed to represent racism and we can see this by his action for example ‘Mr Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life.’ White people wanted to make sure that they were on the upper hand than black people. In the Deep South around 3700 people were lynched and we can see this in To Kill a Mockingbird when a mob came to take Tom Robinson to have him lynched. Though Scout came to the rescue by making the people go back to their homes, murder did happen numerous times in America in the 1930s. A real life example is Emmet Till, who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. He was from Chicago, visiting his relatives in the Mississippi where he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, a married woman.
Mississippi Burning by Theodore Tjokrowidjaja 10.1 Question: How does Alan Parker convey messages about racism in the film Mississippi Burning? Mississippi Burning is a film based on racism, prejudice, segregation, hate and bigotry that took place in America during the mid-1960. The director of the film, Alan Parker, incorporated many film techniques such as camera angles, lighting, costume and language, to suit particular scenes in the film or to highlight certain attributes that relate to the racial intolerance that happened during the time. Parker provides a theme and/or message in this film and his techniques provide the message that he wishes to portray. Camera angles and lighting are highly influenced in the film as they help symbolise certain objects and highlight hidden meanings.
This explains his delirious and strange dreams from the aftermath of the murders. Continuing the investigation, Mr. Raskolnikov ends up confessing the murders to the love of his life, Sonya. In chapter V page 413 Raskolnikov confesses the crime to Sonya; “I wanted to have the daring… and I killed her. I only wanted to have the daring, Sonia! That was the whole cause of it!” My determination of this specific confession portrays Mr. Raskolnikov’s pride.
(American Psycho).This gives the reader a big clue on Patrick Bateman's view of himself. He doesn't see himself as a real person, and all the people he meets and talks to never get an idea of the real monster that hides inside him. The only way you can meet Patrick Bateman, is if he kills you. This is getting confirmed several times through the movie/novel. The homicides he commit look all the same.
The Teel brothers were suspected to have ties to the local Ku Klux Klan (KKK) chapter in Oxford. Later, this Klan group succeeded in intimidating townspeople and hindering investigations. Due to the brother’s connection with the KKK, none of the witnesses would dare come forward and incriminate the Teel brothers. So not only was the murder itself grievous, but the group went on to further lower themselves by bullying and threatening other innocent people. Instead of admitting to their heinous actions, the three men sought help from their willing ‘brothers’ to bully and persuade black and white people alike into submission and essentially cover-up the whole incident.