In the movie”American History X” viewers are watch and reflect upon a society where black and white people do not coexist. The movie follows the life of a family encountering life changing situations, allowing us to see both positive and negative perspectives throughout the movie. Beginning with a shocking opening scene with one of the main characters, Danny Vinyard spots two African-Americans hi-jacking his brother’s car. As he runs to tell his older brother, Derek, the neon-Nazi gets a gun and shoots the men attempting the theft. The police arrive and and Derek is arrested and sentenced to three years in prison where he acquires a different outlook on life.
After dropping out of college, he started working for a smuggler and made his first million dollars by age 22.” (Pablo Escobar Crime Museum) In 1975, Escobar ordered the murder of Medellín’s most powerful drug lord, Fabio Restrepo. The first time Escobar was arrested came soon after this, though the case was dropped when he ordered the murder of all the arresting officers. As his control over the drug trade grew, so did his control in Colombia. He was even elected to Congress in 1982. Pablo always had dreams of being President of Columbia.
He was a 19-year-old high school dropout looking for cash in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Wilbert got his money but received a multitude of negativity in the process. When it was all said and done, one woman was deceased, two people were injured, and Rideau had incurred the wrath of a "white mob that had gathered at the site of his arrest and again at the jail"(A Brief History). Half-heartedly, Mr. Rideau was assigned two attorneys with a real estate background, and in 1961 he was sentenced to death by an all-white jury. Under normal circumstances, this would wrap up the court case, yet Rideau 's situation turns bizarre.
Atticus Finch, Jem and Scout’s father, was appointed as a lawyer to help defend Tom Robinson, a struggling black man who was framed for abusing Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell is teenage girl who is actually abused by her drunk father, Bob Ewell. Along with these characters are Dolphus Raymond, the man who everybody believes is drunk but is really just hiding from judgement because he likes the presence of black people, and Dill, Jem and Scout’s friend who accompanies the two on their adventures.
The novel A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines contains a powerful story of racial bigotry in the southern United States. After being found at the scene of a robbery turned murder, a young black man named Jefferson is tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death. Jefferson’s godmother, Miss Emma Glenn, asks the teacher, Grant Wiggins, to teach Jefferson how to die like a man. Ernest J. Gaines uses motifs such as constructive lying, small displays of power, and Christian imagery in his novel, A Lesson Before Dying. One motif in Gaines’ novel is constructive lying.
In these two critically-acclaimed movies, government ignorance is explored in distinct ways. In 12 Angry Men, a jury of 12 men is sent to determine the fate of an 18-year-old slum-raised Latino boy accused of stabbing his father to death. A guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence. In Beasts of the Southern Wild we are taken on an adventure alongside Hushpuppy, an African-American six-year old, who lives on a poverty-stricken island called the Bathtub and whose father’s tough love prepares her for a harsh world. As completely opposite as these two perspectives seem, each represents opposing sides of social injustice and ultimately deliver similar messages.
Growing up a Sociopath; Born a Psychopath In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a true story of a quadruple homicide in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas that greatly impacted the community in 1959. Capote begins his novel by introducing a prominent, well respected family in the community, the Clutters. The Clutters lived average everyday lives until they were abruptly ended at the mercy of a 12 gauge shotgun. The killers were two men unknown to the Clutters, who had two completely different backgrounds and personalities. By choosing to include details about each of the killers, Capote delineates the differences between psychopaths and sociopaths and suggests that the combination of the two personality disorders creates the environment for horrific
These characteristics are commonly used by sadistic serial killers. In the movie, he tells Blomkvist (the journalist) that he is “more of a serial rapist than a serial murderer and most of all a serial kidnapper.” He is a rich and smart man who lives in an isolated area and once he has killed the women he dumps them at sea in order to hide his crime. I describe Martin as a serial murderer because he has a list of women who he has killed by strangling them. He enjoys torturing these women. Meloy et al, (2004) suggest that the word serial is applicable for those who kill three or more victims using some form of
In the story an African American boy was falsely accused of a crime, which resulted in him beaten to the brink of death by a police officer. The book exposes all view points of this issue, the victim and his family’s standpoint, the officer’s situation and also a white kid’s perspective. (All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kelly, 2015)
It all started when the town of Alabama found itself the spot of the trial of Tom Robison, a black young man who is falsely accused of beating and raping a young woman. Atticus becomes Tom’s lawyer and proves that Tom did not commit this crime that he is accused of yet the juries still blame him for this crime. And while he tries to escape prison for this false accusation he gets shot and
The men posed as policemen targeting prostitutes to begin with, moving on to middle-class women and girls ages 12-28. Kenny was a body dumper, many of the bodies where found dumped on the hillside of the Glendale Highland Park area, hints the nickname ‘Hillside Strangler’ (Philbin, T. & Philbin, M. 2009,).Angelo Buono was raised in Los Angeles by an abusive mother, he was rough and tough at some point becoming a pimp having the ability to attract young pretty girls. Bianchi admired, even idolized, his cousin and moved to Los Angeles in 1976 primarily to be near him. He started to become a pimp himself, and the cruelty the two men
The murder started off with Anthony, and continued on with the other guests as the days past bringing fear and madness into their minds. Anthony Marston was a young, bold man. On November 14 Anthony killed John and Lucy Combes in a car accident,but showed no remorse. This caused him to be blamed of murder for the children’s death. Anthony was
Jesse James was a legendary American outlaw who murdered, robbed banks and trains. Although, some people see him as the courageous robin hood sharing the wealthier people 's riches to the poor. No one ever knew what his main purpose was. He was born on September 5, 1847 in Kearney, Missouri. He was raised in a household full of violent and unstable family members, especially his step-father who treated him and his brother frank poorly.
Corrupt detective Flanagan and police officer, CHRIS RIFKEE, along with other cops from the force, are behind the abduction of the homeless people. They force them to fight against each other, until one is killed. They then cover up the crime. While investigating, a distraught McCoy, consumed with guilt about the attack on his family, cuts his wrist. Irvin rushes him to the hospital.
Atticus is a guy who once won a case for a black man in a rape trial, but now he attends the local Citizens ' Council, a patriarchal white organization dedicated to talking about the dangers of black people. These are the men who today would counter #blacklivesmatter with #whitelivesmatter, the men blind to their own privilege, the men threatened by anyone who isn 't a white male. It was also shocking for his daughter see his behavior , Scout states in Go Set A Watchman : “The one human being she had ever fully and wholeheartedly trusted had failed her , had betrayed her, publicly, grossly, and shamelessly”. Jean Louise immediately writes him off as a racist. And things just get worse when Henry tells Jean Louise that Atticus even attended a KKK rally in his youth.