Richard Eugene Hickock (Dick) in In Cold Blood is just as guilty as Perry in that he had clearly displayed his intent for killing the Clutter family. Dick did not have any second thoughts about the murder. He had firmly wanted to walk-in and kill the Clutter family despite their innocence. Dick viewed the Clutters’ as an opportunity that was going to make him rich. There was not any
Perry killed because of the way he was raised to be, or not raised to be. It was inevitable that in the end, he would become a killer. A psychopath created by years of abuse and feeling nothing but hatred towards so many, Perry’s chances of becoming a murderer was inescapable. “... it is only people like Perry, ‘isolated’ and ‘animal’, who are driven by a lonely search for distant ‘mirages’ (Conniff 82). What this means is, psychopaths like Perry Smith kill because they are seeing things that others do not, they see
This created the M’Naghten rule, which held that a man is not responsible for his criminal acts, when, because of a “disease of the mind,” he does not know the “nature and quality” of his acts or does not know they are “wrong.” The courts used the M’Naghten rule for some time as the determination factor in cases where the insanity defense was their plea. Because of its broad definition and criteria, the M’Naghten rule adopted many forms over the years. Cases like Durham v. United States help the rule form the “product of mental illness” approach. The test named Durham product test created an assessment for insanity based on a substantial lack of mental capacity
Hello. Are you ready to hear another s cliché story about anger, revenge, jealousy, or betrayal? After, reading Othello, you probably don’t, but I bet you’re wondering why I’m such a “malicious” guy. I personally, believe that Othello, Desdemona, and Roderigo deserved to die, I mean I didn’t personally kill them, I just helped them get there. Last time I checked I am guilty of no crime.
Even after describing his actions that society would categorize as insane, such as killing a person. The narrator talks into great detail about how exactly he killed the old man, but then suggests he is not mad because he was careful during the process which made him intelligent. His exact words were, “If still you think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body”(Poe). This paints a mood of being on edge because the motive behind the killing was solely based upon how the man 's eye watched him. This allows the reader to let their mind wander to what exactly about the eye made him so upset, leaving them suspenseful.
In the book “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote, Capote blantly describes the murderous acts of two men who killed an entire family they knew nothing about. The Clutters were good people who had no intention on hurting anyone. Dick and Perry, the murderers, had no reason to do this, meaning they had no motive for these actions and they can not be excused for their actions. In the beginning of the book, Capote introduces everyone to the Clutter Family, and a few pages further into the book he introduces everyone to Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. The Clutter family includes the Mr. and Mrs. Clutter and their four wonderful children.
In the “Tale-Tell Heart”, by Edgar Allen Poe syntax, imagery and personification are employed to reveal that the protagonist is a mentally insane man who killed his neighbor to get rid of his “Vulture” eye. The story goes on to unveil that the killer eventually felt remorse for the crime he just committed and confessed to the police. Syntax was utilized to show how when the killer got excited more anxious he became more intense, therefore how he spoke become very short and choppy. It can be shown as early as in the first paragraph. ‘True-- nervous--very,very dreadfully nervous’ It has been proven that when someone is being honest about events that they can tell the story in a calm manner.
In a like manner, O’Brien discusses morality in the chapter “The Man I Killed.” In the chapter “The Man I Killed” O’Brien killed a man he felt should not have been killed. Kiowa helps O’Brien through it. “I'm serious. Nothing anybody could do. Come on, stop staring” (O’Brien 120).
David said he did not feel like he murdered anyone, instead, he was simply “a soldier on a mission” and went out to kill. He was convinced that Satan would set him free of his emotional pain and loneliness through the act of murder. David was interviewed in prison and was asked why he did it, he responded: “ I was once an evil person”. The monster faces rejection and fear from his creator and society. Being pushed aside and treated like a monster instead of a human like he wanted he raged and sought revenge on Victor.
Murder on the Orient Express is based on a true story where a man had murdered his son and was never caught due to his connections. (____) This led to a person being put to death without any evidence. This relates to Cassetti directly: he escaped his punishment because he had money and resources. Even though Cassetti was tried for his crimes, he managed to be set free. This suggests that the justice system failed and Cassetti deserves a just punishment for his actions.
Euphiletus defends himself against the accusation that he unlawfully killed Eratosthenes. The act is not necessarily murder, as it was intentionally performed in the presence of witnesses, making it far from a secret killing. Euphiletus describes the series of events, specifically stating that the deceased “begged [Euphiletus] not to kill him.” He specifically cites the Law of Solon (“that an adulterer may be put to death by the man who catches him”) and concludes, “Thus, members of the jury, this man met the fate that the laws prescribe for wrongdoers of his kind.” Although he never outright claims responsibility for the homicide, Euphiletus’ words give the implication that he is responsible for the death of
Adnan didn’t have no reason to kill her. Adnan said, “I had no reason to kill her.” Adnan doesn’t remember what he did the day that Hae was murdered. Adnan does not know anything about that day. Adnan doesn’t remember anything significant about that day. Adnan said, “I am not sure what I did that day.” Adnan said, “I’m pretty sure I was at track practice but I don’t know.” This is evidence that Adnan is innocent.